It can be said that we are slowly running the risk of losing many natural habitats in the world. More and more we can hear about trees being cut down and losing rainforest. Beautiful animals, big and small, becoming extinct because of us and how we behave. Our need for growth and greed. You may think that just one person can’t make any real change, but there are plenty of things we can do to ensure the safety of natural habitats. By making conscious choices each day, we will all be taking steps in the right direction. Of course, we may not be able to help the rainforest, but we can certainly think about habitats close to home.
All animals will thrive in their natural habitats, but more zoos are cropping up everywhere. They proclaim that it can be the best place for them but are they? They may cover all the bases. A habitat requires a place for the animals to eat, drink water, have cover and mate. However, in a zoo, all of these things are falsified and not natural at all. Whether they are larger animals or small, they will always thrive in their natural surroundings. You can learn more online about some of the ways smaller wildlife will thrive.
I appreciate that some zoos are doing what they can to keep certains animals from going extinct altogether. That I get their natural habitat is no longer a place for those animals to thrive. But if we didn’t go around destroying things then their would be no need to keep animals in captivity.
Making informed choices
What we can do as human beings is our best to preserve the natural habits that we can control. Even from our back yard, this is habitat for wildlife like insects and worms. Making sure we keep things going. We can create habitats to encourage wildlife to come in. Adding more wood or natural food sources is a good place to start. There are plenty of nature reserves around that can be enjoyed by us all. This allows some of the smaller animals not to be disturbed and thrives in their current surroundings. It is then up to us to make sure that those places remain unspoilt. It’s not littering or making loud noises when we visit. Another thing we can do is to volunteer at these places to keep them going. As much as they need to be kept natural, they still need maintaining.
Teaching from a young age
I think it is vital to make sure that children from a young age learn about wildlife and natural habitats of animals. We don’t want our children to grow up thinking that an animal should be kept in a cage. This is where school trips to nature reserves and the countryside would be informative. They can learn about what it takes for wildlife to survive, and be encouraged to continue the good work as they get older.
While we may not be able to move mountains as individuals, together we can certainly do a lot to highlight situations and make a difference.