Our planet is home to over 8.7 million organisms. Right from the origin of the species to today, that holds the probability of a growing population. Therefore, earth is a planet unique to the concept of coexistence. It is beautiful in the sense that we are all evolving together. We are experiencing revolutions every second. However, co-existence comes at the cost of balance.
However, as of late, this balance is not maintained well. The animal population has observed a steady decline. Moreover, exploitation overweighs the climatic factors. In the past few centuries, animals have been exploited for a variety of reasons. Starting from using their hides for leather, to hunting animals for adventure. Human beings have hurt animals selfishly.
Therefore, it’s high time we take measures to regain the balance. Many creatures have gone extinct. Furthermore, a third are on the verge of extinction. So, what are the steps that you can take at an individual level?
1. Reduce Plastic Pollution
Plastic takes hundreds of years to decompose. When in soil, it doesn’t disintegrate properly. To clarify, this harms animals. For instance, herbivorous and aquatic animals sometimes cannot differentiate between plastic and food. So they end up consuming poisonous chemicals. This ultimately leads to their death.
2. Recycle and reuse
Fleece, leather, and ivory are just a few examples of products we get from animals. Moreover, it is estimated that at least 20,000 African elephants are killed illegally for their tusks. By reusing and recycling products, we will lessen the demand for resources required. As a result, the need for animal-based products will lessen too. That is to say that the numbers of animals being hunted will also go down.
3. Volunteer and join movements
Volunteers are people who step ahead for causes that matter. Protests and movements draw the attention of a lot of people. They can make people come forward to contribute for the cause. Consequently, sometimes, they can grab the attention of people who have the power in the legislation. By joining movements that resonate with the wildlife enthusiast inside you, you can contribute a lot.
In fact, World For Nature works actively for six different causes. We hold seminars and deliver lectures on Animal Protection frequently as well.