Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by all the bad news about wildlife? Do you wish you knew how you could really make a difference to help save wildlife?
Well, here are my choices for the top ten best actions you can take to help save wildlife.
The top 10, most effective ways to save wildlife:
- Drastically Reduce Your Consumption of Meat
If you don’t understand how raising livestock for meat consumption effects wildlife and wild places, educate yourself here.
- Travel to Places that Honor Their Wildlife
When you make travel plans, choose places that are protecting their wildlife and wild places. Boycotting countries that allow trophy hunting (like Zimbabwe), and those that don’t have strict regulations in place to protect wildlife (like China) sends a clear message to those countries that you don’t support them.
- Ban Wildlife Attractions
Animals were not put on this earth to entertain us. Educate yourself about the animal entertainment industries with the worst abuse towards animals and ban them forever.
- Take Your Children into Nature
The proof is there. Taking kids into nature encourages them to appreciate wildlife and wild places. Read Richard Louv’s book, Last Child in the Woods for all the research that nature changes depression, obesity, attention deficit disorder. The list is long.
- Don’t Ever Stop Caring and Trying to Change Things
It may not seem like it but progress is being made for saving wildlife all over the world. It may be painfully slow progress but that is precisely why you must never quit doing your part to help. Stay inspired with the wonderful words from these amazing 50 conservationists.
- Say Goodbye to Scarcity Mode
Adopt a ‘this is enough’ attitude. Most of you reading this post have more than enough of whatever you need. Yet it is easy to get caught in thinking of things we want rather than telling ourselves whatever we have is enough. Remind yourself that wherever you are at in life, whatever you have in life, is enough.
- Support Your Cause
Conservation NGOs receive the least amount of donations compared to and other organizations. Find organizations focused on issues you care deeply about. Get to know them. Form a relationship with them so they know you as well. And then consistently give your time and/or money. Look through my top trustworthy NGO list for ideas.
- Stand for Something you Care About
Once you know what you are passionate about, take your passion to it’s limit: talk about it, help the cause, share, sign and promote the cause. Tell the world about it. Believe it or not sharing your passion with others is one of the best ways to help change the world.
- Take Action Every Day
Each and every day we are all given opportunities and choices to take regarding things that will benefit wildlife and wild places, or will harm them further. It’s up to you to choose an action that will harm or benefit.
- Shop for Wildlife
One easy way to help wildlife is to use SavingWild.com’s link every time you shop on Amazon.
It costs you nothing, is completely confidential, and easy. Paste our Amazon link onto your desktop to use every time you shop. A small percent of every purchase will be donated to save wildlife around the world.