Wildlife conservation was a movement that started many years ago but was finally adopted by many governments throughout the world in the early 1970s. Governments became involved when they were finally convinced that many species were being overexploited and may soon become extinct.
Extinction means that the animal, bird, plant, coral reef or conifer has become a terminated species. It says that it will never exist again. Many issues contribute to extinction, but one that can be prevented is when humans are the main reason for the disappearance. For instance, in 2011, the West African Black Rhinoceros became extinct primarily because of poaching.
Several factors impact extinction. However, on a positive note, there are things each of us can do to reduce these factors. We can learn to reduce, reuse and learn all we can how humans affect the environment. The factors that contribute to extinction are:
We can do plenty. First, educate yourself about conservation and then choose a species or area you would like to focus your efforts. From there you can use your skills to help an organization or donate money or resources. If each one of us does something like this, conservation will be better equipped to succeed.
To the Ends of the Earth is a beautiful documentary where renown photographer Todd Gustafson shares his experiences with the animals of the world as they share our human experiences of eating, sleeping, playing, mating, giving birth, raising young and dying, co-existing with humanity in a battle of survival on this wondrous planet we call Earth.
A portion of all proceeds from the sales of our documentary DVD, our music CD, and all of the products that we offer on this website will be donated to wildlife conservation efforts all over the world.
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