Earlier this month, we talked about sustainable eco-tourism, the added-value species give many areas, and what actions are being taken to protect these species. We want to finish up our wildlife month talking about what happens when each of us begins to value species in and around the ecosystem we share. When we place value on the wildlife and ecosystems from which we thrive, economies and industries remain stable as newer and greener industries grow and create jobs now and in the future.
Even with government involvement – vis-à-vis funding and resources -- there also are energies gained at an individual level that can go a long way to help save and maintain healthy local region and neighborhood ecosystems.
No matter whether you have lived in the same location for years or you’ve recently moved to another, it is a splendid idea – and wouldn’t it be fun – to better familiarize yourself to native surroundings and learn more about the ecosystems and species near you. Learning about endangered species can be motivation enough to better understand what steps you can take to help preserve habitats.
Native animals and native species go hand in hand, so integrating native plants into your yard can be a terrific way to give water and shelter to local species. Learn about 10 Easy Things You Can Do to Save Endangered Species.
If you want to find out more about what species are in your backyard in the U.S., visit U.S. Fish and Wildlife, where you can learn about endangered species in your area and what is being done to help conserve them. Additionally, voting for wildlife protection or joining coalitions with the goal of preserving habitats can hugely benefit species, especially endangered ones.
It can be disheartening to see green space and habitats disappear, but there is still hope for all of earth’s species. If we act together, recycle and buy responsibly, we can give all species a chance to survive, and one day flourish again.
Stay tuned for our second March blog that talks more about wildlife and what we can all do to help protect it.