How To Help Endangered Animals

As a common man, you may have wondered whether you can actually make a difference; whether you can actually do anything to help endangered animals. The answer is a resounding yes. There are many steps that you can take, and if many of us take even a few of these steps, the future may look a lot brighter for several endangered species. So here are just a few things you can do:

Don’t use products made using endangered animals:

Several endangered animals are used fro their fur, leather, tusks, and so on. In fact, in many cases, that’s a large part of the reason they got to be so rare in the first place! So no matter how attractive something may look, or how unusual it is, make a firm commitment that you will absolutely not buy anything, or even accept anything as a gift, if it is made using an endangered animal.

Help build awareness:

A lot of people would actually want to support protection of endangered species if they gave this issue some thought. Unfortunately, in our hectic and busy lives, many of us just don’t have the time or the bandwidth to devote to this issue. So just placing the issue in front of people, and thus making them actively aware of the existence of the issue can help dramatically. We are not suggesting that you take any extreme stand on the issue, or that you organize protest marches or stand around holding banners. We simply suggest taking little actions, such as wearing t-shirts with photos of some of these adorable animals. Another example is creating objects such as calendars using such pictures – you not only get credit or giving photo gifts that are unique, but also create awareness about these animals at the same time.

Support wild life parks and preserves:

When you visit places such as wild life preserves and parks, you are automatically helping support their cause. Many of these places have a goal of goal of promoting the preservation of endangered and/or threatened species, and of enhancing awareness about them. The Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Texas and the Chestatee Wildlife Preserve & Zoo in Georgia are examples of such wildlife parks. So a trip to such a place can be a wonderful and memorable family vacation, and can additionally help further your cause. What more could you ask for?

5 Extremely Cute Animals Which Are In Danger

These cute and adorable animals are in danger! Let us do what we can to build awareness about these animals, so that each of us can do his/her own part in trying to save them.

Details can be found at World Wild Life.

Polar Bear

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The polar bear is the first species to become endangered due to global warming. Global warming has resulted in a steady reduction of the natural habitat of the polar bear. As a result, the number of polar bears has decreased dramatically.

Elephant

Some species of elephants are listed as endangered, while others are listed as critically endangered! Asian elephants are even more in danger than their African counterparts. It would indeed be a tremendous loss to planet earth as a whole, if these gentle giants were no more to be found.

Sea Lion

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There has been a dramatic decrease of sea lions in Alaska in particular. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) made great efforts to get sea lions listed as an endangered species.

Snow Leopard

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The sleek and graceful snow leopard has no predators save one – the human being. As a result of the actions of this predator, both direct such as hunting, and indirect which result in habitat loss, the snow leopard population is steeply dropping. The snow leopard is found mainly in China, Bhutan, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Russia, and Mongolia.

Giant Panda

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The giant panda is perhaps the most well-known endangered species – a celebrity in its own right! Native to China, this bamboo eater is the official logo of the WWF.

Even as a common person, you can do a fair bit to help these and other endangered animals. You can find out how to help here.