YES | 10 ways to save the Earth from declining biodiversity


How to save the Earth from declining biodiversity? Please follow the 10 suggestions below:

1. Skip the selfie

Riding elephants, holding monkeys, and snapping pics with lion cubs might seem fun, but these animals might have been snatched from the wild and aren’t being properly cared for. Avoid these activities on vacation unless you know the group is trustworthy and not exploiting animals.

2. Keep to the trail

Always stick to the trail when hiking, and keep your pup on a leash.

3. Stand up for “scary” animals

Some people are scared of animals like wolves, sharks, and bats—and try to harm them. But these animals are super important because they keep their habitats healthy. So tell everyone how amazing they are!

4. Shop smart

Avoid souvenirs or other items made from animal parts like scales, teeth, feathers, tortoise shells, seashells, coral, and especially ivory. Animals might have been harmed or disturbed to make them.

5. No place for pets

Never release a pet into the wild—it could become an invasive species! Cats, dogs, snakes, ferrets, and even hedgehogs prey on local wildlife. If you can’t care for your pet, find it a new home.

6. Count ’em

Participate in a citizen science project to tag, track, or identify animals. The information you gather can help biologists learn how the animals are adapting to climate change, habitat destruction, and other problems.

7. Bust the balloons

Balloons eventually fall back down to Earth … and can end up in the ocean, entangling animals or being mistaken for food. Skip the balloons at your next party, and ask friends to do the same. Make pom-pom decorations instead!

8.  Lights off

Birds can become confused by bright nighttime lights, causing them to collide with windows or fly in circles until they’re exhausted. Turn off unnecessary lights at night in the spring and fall, when birds are migrating.

9. Careful aquarium

Think that Dory-looking blue tang would make a good pet? Think again. These fish are difficult to breed in captivity, so blue tangs you see in a store have likely been taken from the wild. That could upset the habitat. If you have a tank, make sure your fish were bred in captivity, not taken from the wild.

10.  Don’t feed the wildlife

Feeding animals makes them less fearful of and more dependent on humans, which affects the critters’ ability to survive. Plus, people food can make animals sick. (Bird feeders are OK—just give the fliers plenty of space!)


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