Animals classified as endangered species are those that are in risk of becoming extinct due to a critical decrease in number attributed to a change in their environment and predation. Various efforts have been undertaken by governments to forward the conservation of these endangered animals. Laws restricting or forbidding hunting in some areas have been passed, and assigning wildlife preserves or limiting development of lands are some of the measures being done. While some of these laws prove to be effective, the continued growth of the human population and the worsening global climate are the two factors that greatly compromise the conservation effort. This is why every individual has to contribute in little ways to help ensure that these efforts become successful.
- Help conserve natural animal habitats. Hiking can be a fun activity but we should also keep a conservationist perspective on it. Avoid going to areas that have been frequently visited by other hiking enthusiasts. This way, you give these areas a chance to rehabilitate on their own.
- Reduce, reuse and recycle. Did you know that one of the major killers of endangered marine wildlife like some species of dolphins and giant sea turtles are the plastics they ingest? Burned plastics greatly contribute to global warming as well. A conscious effort of avoiding the use of any plastic product will go a long way. Avoid purchasing products packaged in plastics. Bring your own bags whenever shopping. Reuse and recycle all plastics to minimize garbage.
- Join organizations. Nature conservation should be everyone's concern. It would be more reassuring to know that you are not alone in your attempt at helping in your own little ways especially now that more and more people recognize the importance of this issue. This advocacy can be effectively advanced by becoming a member of an organization with the same aim. There is a bigger chance of bringing the message across to a wider audience if more people put their efforts together in the cause.
We'll be leaving the Earth to our children. That is why educating them about the importance of their natural environment is very essential. The simplest conscious effort of throwing your garbage only in trash bins can translate to a care for the environment in your kids. Feed them with nutritious foods that have not been laced with artificial ingredients that will greatly contribute to the destruction of the environment and extinction of animals.