Conservation of Wildlife

Wild animals are a natural part of the ecosystem and play a critical role in maintaining the balance of nature. The wildlife of the world is a unique and precious heritage that contributes to human life in many ways, such as providing food, medicines, recreation, inspiration, and other essential services.

A large number of species are threatened with extinction, so conservation efforts are important for ensuring the survival of endangered and rare animals and plants. Some of the causes of this threat include overexploitation of wildlife resources, illegal hunting and poaching, habitat loss, and pollution.

Protected by Law and Society

Animals and plants are protected by law because they contribute so much to our way of life and help preserve the environment. For example, pollinators provide critical services to agricultural crops and ecological systems, and wolves are protected by the Endangered Species Act.

Often the animals that are most endangered are those that are native to an area or region. For example, the Asian elephant, a threatened species in many countries, is restricted to the Himalayas and other mountainous regions. Other species such as the blue sheep, wild Asian buffalo, desert fox, and hornbill are found only in some areas of their range.

Reportedly, more than 27k wild species are endangered and facing extinction globally. There are many reasons why these species are at risk, but the most common cause is over-exploitation of their resources.

The accelerating global biodiversity crisis threatens the very species that make a difference to our lives. It is a serious issue that requires immediate action from us to ensure the survival of our planet’s wildlife.

AWI and our partners are working to ensure that wildlife and their habitats remain safe and healthy for future generations. By educating the public about issues such as over-hunting, habitat loss, and zoonotic diseases, we are helping them to make a positive impact on the well-being of the world’s animals.

We are also committed to helping people learn how to identify the species that are living around them, so they can enjoy these animals in their own back yards and communities. We’ve developed a series of easy-to-use identification guides, so you can be a pro at spotting your local wildlife with ease.

Creating Habitat and Attracting Wildlife

One of the best ways to help protect local wildlife is to plant native species in your yard or garden. These plants give wild animals shelter and a place to raise their young.

Another way you can help is by writing to your local politicians. Ask them to support policies that will keep wildlife safe and healthy in your community.

You can also get involved by becoming a volunteer or becoming an active member of a wildlife organization. Some groups have volunteer programs where you can assist with animal-related projects, such as relocating sick or injured animals. You can even volunteer to clean up the local beach or stream to prevent the spread of invasive species.

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