By far one of the most fun and rewarding ways to enjoy the outdoors in your own area or while traveling is to get involved with an event to save endangered species. The Great Grevy's Rally in Kenya, Africa is one of those amazing, fun, exhilirating and fulfulling experiences. It's a part of the great work that the Grevy's Zebra Trust does to keep this beautiful animal on our one planet. I was blessed to be traveling in and around Kenya and found out about this event through other world travelers
Every area in some capacity has events designed to invite in the public to help out in saving nature and wildlife.
A simple internet search can bring up different events and organizations today/now look around and find one that you'd like to get involved with you won't be disappointed. Here's an example with a quick search I found citizenscience.gov and inside found inaturalist.org. There are many ways to get hands on involved, think about what nature and wildife are important to you look locally or globally.
What an amazing weekend tracking and photographing these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat. They definetly have personality and it was on full display throughout the weekend. We'd observe them playing with each other as well as other species which hang around them. Why you ask do different species hang out is because the more eyes the easier to spot a predator in the area so it's a community project watching out for one another. Just like this event is a community project and I made life long friends hanging out with like minded special people of Kenya!
The Great Grevy is one of only 2 zebra species in Kenya, the other the plains zebra is not endangered yet has depleted numbers as well.
Every 2 years, so the next one will be early 2022 (mark your calendar) the Great Grevy's Rally brings together scientists, conservationists, environmentalists and citizens you and me (citizen scientists) to count the Zebras by photographing as many Grevy's in their habitat as possible over a weekend.
You can be a citizen scientist wildlife photographer and make a difference by joining in this wonderful event.
The Grevy's Zebra Trust does many other activities to entrust the future of these animals as well as the other animals their existence affects. One of those great ways it Schools & Scholarships educating the leaders of tomorrow of why Zebras are an intregal part of the ecosystem that sustains human life. Yet, they can't do it alone and they need help more than ever.
Don't wait look around your area, reach out to local conservation organizations and others to see what opportunities they may have. Even better maybe reach out to a local or regional wildlife organization and "create your own event" inaturalist.org is an example to learn and create your own project to bring awareness to an endangered or valuable(they're all) species in your region.
Check out these Earth Loving Organizations I have listed for more ideas. If you know of any please send me a quick note so I can add it to my list and/or this post.
So get out there roll around return to nature and while doing it make a difference so nature is here for many generations(your decendants) to come.