The earth is in its 6th mass extinction event. With growing threats to ecosystems and habitats, conservation is needed to preserve life as we know it. Similar to a game of Jenga, we may not feel the blocks removed below us, but eventually, when enough species below us are removed, the tower will collapse.
Wildlife Conservation refers to the practice of protecting wild species and their habitats in order to maintain biodiversity and to restore, protect or enhance ecosystems.
Major threats to wildlife include habitat destruction/degradation, overexploitation, poaching, pollution, herbicides & pesticides, and climate change.
A 2019 UN report on biodiversity estimates approximately one million species at risk for extinction. It’s also being acknowledged that an increasing number of ecosystems on Earth containing endangered species are disappearing. That’s right, we are facing the 6th mass extinction!
To address these issues, we are providing information to assist people in understanding the importance of wildlife and what we can do to make sustainable habitats and ecosystems for wildlife to flourish.
We need to have a sustainable population of diverse wildlife for our human population to survive. That takes Heart!
In loving memory of conservationist, Laura Kalbach