Today, March 3rd is World Wildlife Day. The celebration’s theme, Recovering Key Species for Ecosystem Restoration, focuses on the critically endangered species of plant and animal life. Restoring and protecting habitat is essential for the world’s ecosystems.
Ways to Observe World Wildlife Day
If you are looking for ways to observe World Wildlife Day, check out the following ideas. Remember wildlife and humans share one planet.
- Educate Yourself: Learn about critically endangered species, disappearing habitat, and ecosystems. Educating yourself provide a better understanding of the human reliance on nature in daily life.
- Be an Advocate: Use your knowledge to support change for the benefit of wildlife and the environment. Contact your government officials to voice your opinion on petitions, proposals, or other changes that could further damage the environment.
- View Documentaries: Watch programs that showcase wildlife around the world. Many programs show the impact of humans on the natural world. Or just learn about endangered species through various award-winning programs.
- Get Planting: Plant trees, shrubs, and flowers native to your area. Even a small patch of native flowers is beneficial bees, butterflies, and other insects. Trees are a natural shelter for birds and other local wildlife.
- Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle: Remember the three “Rs” in your daily life. Being a mindful consumer helps protect the environment. Reduce plastic use. Reuse products by shopping at local thrift stores. Donate your unused household items and clothing. Join a local recycling program or find a recycling center near you.
- Get Involved: Join local community clean-up events. Many environmentally friendly organizations sponsor spring clean-ups of local rivers, roadsides, and parks.
- Donate: Give to your local environmentally friendly organization.
- Enjoy: Getting outside is another way to celebrate World Wildlife Day. Go hiking. Go on a nature walk. Visit a botanical garden or nature preserve.
What steps will you take to protect the wildlife and environment?