One of the best ways to saving endangered animals is to prevent their decline and to help protect their environment. And for many, saving endangered animals is not an option but a choice. In fact, there are many things a person can do to help save endangered species.
Get to Know the Endangered Species Locally– Educate yourself about the local endangered animals in your area. Learn about their habitat, their lifestyle and how important they are to the environment. As well, you can teach others about how the amazing the local wildlife such as birds, mammals, fish as well as the plants.
Create a Wildlife Friendly Home – To eliminate injury, makes sure that your garbage cans are secured. As well, always keep pet food indoors so as not to encourage wildlife into the home. In addition, make sure to disinfect your birdbath in order to avoid disease being transmitted. Moreover, so birds do not go crashing into your windows, place several bright decals on all your windows. Regrettably, every year there are millions of birds that die from colliding into a window or glass door.
Plant Natives – The native in your area are what provides food and shelter for the wildlife. In addition, native plants attract butterflies and bees that help pollinate plants. Unfortunately, some non-native plants can be invasive and choke the native plants. As well, some non-native plants have been known to prey on native species so it can thrive. Unfortunately, this can quickly cause a plant to become extinct.
Use Only Natural Bug Control – Herbicides and pesticides can cause irrefutable damage to not only endangered plants but the surrounding area including the water. As well, the chemicals can be harmful to predators like owls, hawks and coyotes. Amphibians are also defenseless against herbicides and pesticides, and will suffer greatly if exposed.
Never Buy Product Made from Endangered Species – Although a souvenir from touring a foreign county is fun and exciting, never purchase a product made from endangered species. For example, millions of elephants are slaughtered every year for their tusk then left to die. Unfortunately, this sport and trophy has had a devastating effect on elephants. Buying certain animals or their skin should also be avoided, like sea otters, polar bears, fur from tigers, crocodile skin, some live snakes, lizards and turtles, live apes and monkeys, many live birds such as cockatoos, parrots, macaws and finches.
Support Your National Wildlife Park, Refuges or Other Areas – Protected lands offer a habitat of countless native wildlife, fish, birds and plants. A great way to promote saving endangered animals is by educating other and by volunteering at your local wildlife refuge or nature center.