There are more endangered species on planet earth now than there have been at any time in the history of the planet. This is primarily due to the continued destruction by humans who exploit the planet for its natural resources and damage animal habitats irreversibly. Here is a list of five places that you can visit to help endangered species.
The Local Park
Just by visiting the local park you can help endangered species, which is something you may not always expect or think is possible. Firstly, by taking your children or family to the local park you are helping them to appreciate the natural beauty that is all around you, which will inspire them to do their bit to help endangered species in their own way. Secondly, you are not going on a long drive which is fueled by burning fossil fuels. This directly helps to conserve the habitats of some of the world’s most endangered animals on earth. Finally, you are promoting a sense of pride in your local community which will inspire young people and others to do their bit to help the environment.
Whilst you may need to travel slightly further to a Nature Reserve than your local park, they are surprisingly numerous in the US and may be closer than you realize. By taking your family to visit a Nature Reserve or National Park, you will be able to see endangered species in their natural habitat which will again allow your children to appreciate what they are fighting to save. Also, by visiting a nature reserve and paying for entry you are helping to fund vital research and protection for these beautiful animals.
Sustainable Farming Projects
By visiting a sustainable farming project, you are funding an environmentally friendly, animal friendly alternative to traditional slash and burn farming. Sustainable farming projects grow healthy, organic produce which benefits not only your health, but promotes the local habitats of animals interacting with farming as is natural in the wild. By visiting a sustainable farm, you are promoting the development of farming methods which involve the none-use of pesticides which not only directly affect endangered species but also damage human health.
By visiting a Conservation Project you will be able to see attempts to save the habitats of endangered species around the world. By visiting a Conservation Project you will see, with some small changes, how human beings can begin to give back to the environment which humans have destroyed. This may be something as simple as replanting tress and redeveloping natural habitats.
Animal sanctuaries, run by charities such as the Dancing Star Foundation are helping to conserve and fund the lives of endangered animals in their natural habitat. This is the ultimate way of protecting endangered species, as you will be helping to preserve their natural habitat and supporting breeding programs for reintroduction into the wild. Look for an animal sanctuary near you or consider going abroad if you want to do this.
By visiting any of these five options, you will be doing your bit to help endangered species all over the world.