Ways to Prevent Animal Extinction
We’re constantly told how we need to be doing our bit to save the planet and despite our best intentions it’s sometimes hard to know where to start. I live in Great Britain, it can be hard to know just how I can help to stop tigers from being hunted, primates’ homes from being destroyed and whales from being slaughtered. I’m sure many of you out there would love to help but just don’t know where to start. Well’ it is easier than you think for you to get involved and it doesn’t take much to help out, let’s take a look at a few ways you can do your bit for wildlife across the world.
Give to Charity
It’s probably the easiest way you can help out, donating to a wildlife conservation charity can cost you as much as you like, from as little as £1 a month you can help to make a difference. Before you do this though make sure you have a look into which charity you’d like to support. There are so many out there, many having great causes whilst there are some who unfortunately are out to scam you out of your money. Make sure that whatever charity you donate to lets you know just how your money is being spent and if you go onto a site that asks you to donate immediately then be wary of it. Like I say though, there are plenty of great ones like the WWF and the RSPB that are trustworthy and fighting for a good cause.
Beware of Plastic
By now I’m sure you aware that plastic is doing great harm to wildlife both on land and in the ocean. Where you can avoid purchasing products that use disposable plastics, that means things like shopping bags, straws, food packaging and even drinks bottles. Where you can try to reuse such items, that way you’ll help reduce the amount of damage it does. Also, always check if your waste is recyclable and dispose of it accordingly. Landfills and rubbish in general are a major contributor to pollution which in turn does immense harm to the world’s wildlife, always think whenever you put something in the bin.
Purchase Sustainable Products
There are so many products out there that destroy the homes of animals that we probably aren’t even aware of. A way you can help combat this is by always purchasing sustainable goods. Often products will advertise if they are made from sustainable materials, and this can be anything from furniture to food and drink. When it comes to food you particularly want to look out for products made using palm oil. It’s used in around 50% of the products on our shelves and the farming of this ingredient has done major damage to many a species, perhaps most notably the orangutan. Check whether or not a sustainable version of this has been used before you make your purchase.