5 quick and easy ways you can Make a "Wildlife" Conservation Difference. WHY even save Endangered species?
"In the end, we conserve only what we love.
We will love only what we understand.
We will understand only what we are taught."
– Baba Dioum, Senegalese poet
Wishing you had a way to save wildlife from your current location and short free time in life?
Yes even the iconic American Bison where once on the endangered species list. Crazy right?
In this post I'll share with you 5 "quick and easy" ways to get involved in saving endangered wildlife species.
What does it matter if animals large, small or every size make and model in between are here or not? I mean since life began species have come and gone on earth right?
So why spend precious money on saving any of them?
How do we as a society benefit from protecting them?
United States Congress addressed some of these questions in the preamble to the Endangered Species Act of 1973,
recognizing that endangered species of fish, wildlife and plants “are esthetic, ecological, educational, historical, recreational, and scientific value to the nation and it's people.”
"Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed"
While of course extinctions do occur naturally. Scientific evidence strongly suggests that the current rate of extinction is much higher than before humans appeared on Earth.
Due to modern human activity (that is you and me..plastics,oil,deforestation, self loathing consumersim, etc..) this rate may multiply by 10 times over the next hundred years! Wow wow
Conservation actions Have Made a Difference and so can YOURS
NO CREATURE (Humans included) EXISTS in ISOLATION
The Endangered Species Act has help prevent 99% of species listed as endangered or threatened from becoming extinct! Let that soak in....we/you can "make a difference".
So you ask How Can I Make a Wildlife Conservation Difference and Save Wildlife? click read more
The following list is a great start to begin your journey. Don't get overwhelmed! Just find one way to start that resonates with you and your current situation.
#1: Endangered Species Coalition-The Endangered Species Coalition’s mission is to stop the human-caused extinction of our nation’s at-risk species, to protect and restore their habitats, and to guide these fragile populations along the road to recovery.
+ get updates/alerts from the Endangered Species Coalition.
+ Join the organization.
+ Become a state species guardian in your state
+ Join the Action Network
"One-third of all U.S. wildlife species are already imperiled or are vulnerable—and nearly one million species worldwide are at risk of extinction." ESC
#2: The National Wildlife Federation-The National Wildlife Federation works to defend, strengthen, fund, and ensure effective implementation of the Endangered Species Act and other core wildlife protection laws.
+Protecting Endangered Species
+Support Recovering America's Wildlife Act
+NWF Action Fund
#3: Center for Biological Diversity-we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants.
+Join to be an Activist for wildlife's future
#4: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-Endangered Species
+ Find endangered species in your area and find ways to get involved locally
+ Keep up to date with the latest government news and updates
#5: Reduce you and your families footprint
This is the first step to really making a personal difference for wildlife and nature, especially in youir own backyard. Yet, your actions will affect well beyond just your immediate area!
+Do your best to walk, ride a bike as often as possible.
+Say no to plastics start with using reusable bags to shop.
+No to straws TheLastPlasticStraw.org
+Look for natural cleaners, pest control options
+Don't buy exotic fish and wildlife
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