How You Can Make a Difference with Wildlife Conservation

Here are a few things you can put into practice to preserve wildlife.

Imagine if each one of us dedicated to doing something -- no matter how little -- to protect wildlife daily. Even activities can have a significant impact when all of us work together.

  1. From animals to areas, there is an option for everybody. Get together with classmates to adopt an animal from a wildlife conservation organization like the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Adoptions that are symbolic help finance organizations.

  2. Donate your time if you do not have money to give. Zoos and many organizations have volunteer programs. You can help clean beaches, rescue wild animals or educate visitors.

  3. Zoos, aquariums, national parks and wildlife refuges are home to wild animals. Find out species from specialists. Watch Earth creatures.

  4. When you visit your community licensed zoos and nature reserves, pay the suggested entry fee (if you don’t you will be seen through their wireless security cameras) Your contributions help maintain these crucial conservation areas.

  5. Share your passion for wildlife conservation with your loved ones. Ask everyone you know to vow to do what they can to prevent wildlife trafficking.

  6. By not buying products made from endangered animals or their components, you can quit wildlife trafficking from being a profitable venture.

  7. Trash is not just ugly, it is harmful. Birds and other animals can trap their heads in plastic rings. Fish could get stuck in nets. Additionally, trash pollutes everybody's natural resources. Do your part by placing trash in its place.

  8. Recycle. Find new ways to use things you already have. If you can not reuse, recycle. The Minnesota Zoo encourages patrons to recycle mobile phones to decrease demand for the mineral coltan, which can be mined from lowland gorillas' habitats.

  9. Restore. Habitat destruction is the primary threat to 85 percent of all threatened and endangered species, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. You can help reduce this danger by planting native trees, restoring wetlands or cleaning up beaches locally.

  10. Join. Whether you are into protecting natural habitats or preventing wildlife trafficking, find the company that speaks to your fire and become involved. Become a member. Stay informed. Actively support the business of your choice.