Protecting Endangered Species

     
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One thing we humans fail at is seeing the big picture. We are often blind to the interconnectedness of everything that supports life, a web so complex & interdependent, we are only beginning to lớn understand it. The food chain, from the tiniest little microorganisms to lớn the largest creatures on earth, keep us humans alive.


So, when we talk about the grey whale, the timber wolf, the black rhino, it’s not just that we should save these endangered creatures for their own good, but it’s also for ours.The current legislation and government bodies that protect wild species from extinction are both being defunded and reorganized. It will be up lớn ordinary citizens & environmental groups to lớn save these important link on the food chain. Here are someways to lớn accomplish this.

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Educate your family about endangered species in your area. It’s not just about snow leopards in Russia, it’s about the ecosystem in your own backyard. Teach your friends & family about wildlife, birds, fish và plants that live near you. Just awareness of these species is a critical step. From the worms in the garden lớn the bats that pollinate and control the mosquitos, there are many ways that our daily habits at trang chủ affect these creatures. Recycle và buy sustainable products. Much of what threatens local populations has to vì with development & more & more of the natural world is plundered to product new goods. Never buy furniture made of wood from rainforests or endangered trees. Recycle your cell phones, because a mineral used in electronic production is mined in gorilla habitat. Don’t use palm oil because forests where tigers live are being cut down to lớn plant palm plantations. Reduce your water consumption. During droughts, people get better about not watering their lawns, but we need khổng lồ understand that clean water is a global problem for wild animals, so the less humans consume, the better. Never dump chemicals or pharmaceuticals down toilets, storm drains or into streams or lakes. Reduce your personal footprint.

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Drive less, walk more. Support better public transport, use biodegradable products & eat whole food from your farmers market. Do not buy plastic products. Take your bags to the store, reuse containers & properly dispose of lightweight plastics. Wild animals get tangled in these products, & they end up in the ocean being ingested by small fish và killing off beneficial microorganisms. Pressure your civil servants. It cannot rest on the scientific community alone to lớn defend the natural world, voters và consumers must take a stand. This means singing petitions, writing letters and donating. Volunteer your time to protect the wildlife in your area. Wildlife refuges,parks, & other places are often underfunded & desperate for help.Volunteering at one of these places lớn protect the animals might mean just educating visitors, or picking up litter. Get in cảm biến with your Fish & Game Department. If you hunt, keep your licenses up lớn date & stay in cảm biến with your local WFG so that you know which populations of trò chơi need culling & which are under threat. Hunting,instituted properly, is a sustainable way of maintaining wild populations like deer và turkey. Black out the black Market. Sometimes when we travel, we don’t realize that the souvenirs we are buying are under threat. Avoid supporting the market in illegal wildlife including: tortoise-shell, ivory, và coral.

There is so much we can be doing khổng lồ protect these animals and vulnerable species from extinction, but we must make these changes now. Our kids need to lớn see us upgrading our own behavior & taking the issues seriously. For more on helping endangered species, visit: http://www.endangered.org