Endangered species day is a very important day, as there are a vast amount of animals that are facing extinction all around the globe and it is often not publicized as much as it should be.
If these animals go extinct, they would never come back! If this keeps happening, in hundreds of years to come who knows how many wild animals would be left?
Did you know that 40% of animals, insects and plants are at risk of extinction across the world?
There are many reasons for this, here are a few:
- Environmental changes.
- Overhunting by predators.
- Changing or destruction of habits by humans.
- Natural disasters.
Endangered species day gives people the opportunity to learn more about things that are going on all across the world and the importance of protecting our wildlife. It also gives people a chance to express their opinion on how matters might be changed.
Whether you already are supporting it or you would like to start. We are going to share some things that you can do, starting from today to try and combat the forever growing numbers of endangered species.
- Research endangered species in your area.
- Create a wildlife habitat in your garden/local area.
- Plant pollinator-friendly plants.
- Cut down on use of herbicides and pesticides
- Slow down when driving and don’t litter because trash can attract wildlife to the roadside.
- Recycle and buy sustainable products.
- Take part in or organise a “clean up” in your local area of an important habitat in your area.(Approve from local council beforehand)
- Never purchase products made from endangered species like ivory, coral and tortoise shell.
- Report any harassment of threatened and endangered species.
- Visit a national wildlife refuge, park or other open space.
Well most importantly, stop buying luxury fashion products that are created with the skin/fur from our wild friends. People may think they look cool and exclusive but really, they are contributing to the extinction of our wildlife.There are many replica products out there, that look just like the real thing, but without the cruelty.
You can also research local informative events in your area, many wildlife conservation services hold these events on endangered species day and they are really educational and good for the whole family.
Learn about endangered species in your area.
You can also change your profile picture on facebook to your favourite endangered animal to spread awareness, make sure to hashtag #nationalwildlifefederation.
What are you going to do to help support #endangeredspeciesday?