What You Can Do to Protect the Wildlife

(ALL INTERNAL & LIMITED EXTERNAL RIGHTS) SEeptember 2013. Adin Tapicha feeds orphaned southern white rhinos (Ceratotherium simum simum) at the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Northern Kenya. Lewa serves as a refuge for endangered species and a catalyst for conservation through its development programs for adjoining communities. Photo credit: © Ami Vitale for The Nature Conservancy
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Tiger-by-Vijaymp-via-Wikimedia-CommonsThe nature that surrounds us is extremely important for the survival of mankind, and those who don’t understand now will feel it later. The truth is that every one of you can do something to protect the nature and the wildlife, not just because some species are almost extinct, but because the future generations also need to enjoy what we can see around us now.

From all the people that live on this planet, if every people would do a small gesture, the nature and the wildlife would be more protected, not just because it’s a need, but because it’s something that can make a difference in everything that the future generations will experience.

Let’s see some tips on protecting the wildlife.


Adopt

You don’t have to take the animal at home, but you can adopt it from a distance if you can’t afford to raise it with you. Apart from stray cats and dogs, you can adopt anything from wild animals to wild places, as there is an option for everyone who wants to make a change. You can find a conservation organization and make a symbolic adoption to help fund them, as they always need money to feed and offer medical care to the animals.


Volunteer

You don’t have to donate money if you don’t have any, because you can always donate your time for the wild animals. As we mentioned before, different organizations and zoos need people to help them and they usually have volunteer programs. Within those programs you can rescue wild animals, clean beaches or different places, or you can teach visitors about what they are seeing in the zoo.


Visit

To learn more about wild life and other interesting things, you can always visit zoos, national parks, aquariums and wildlife refuges that are all home to wild wildlife-200pxanimals. You can learn directly from experts and see some of the most amazing creatures close up front.


Pay the Fees

The zoos and other wild life parks have the fees in order to help them gain some money. This helps them maintain the vital conservation areas in a good condition, and if you can’t offer yourself as volunteer, you can donate the entry fees or more if you can afford it.


Be Responsible

You can help protecting the wildlife by not buying products that are made from endangered animals – it’s a way of fighting against wildlife trafficking as most of the times these are profitable activities for those who do it.


Recycling

It’s important to have a certain respect for the items that you use, and if you can find new ways for using them, you should do so. If you can’t reuse the product or the item, then you can certainly recycle or find a new use for that. Many zoos have recycling programs, from different items, like the phones that contain coltan or other things.


Restoring

Many people think that destroying the natural habitats can help them spread the civilization. What they don’t understand is that the wild life needs their own spaces to live in, and if you can’t do anything about it, you can always plant the native Wildlife_Protection_Societytrees and plants that can be generally found in your area. You can also restore the wetlands or clean the beaches in your zone, if you live somewhere close to the sea or the ocean.


Joining

You can always find the right organization that shares your passion in protecting the natural habitats or those that prevent the wildlife trafficking. You can always stay informed and actively support the organization that you have chosen.

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