Updated: Sep 5, 2022
Do you have a passion for wildlife but don’t know how to make an impact? Some people think that spending money is one of the best and only ways you can support animals. While donations certainly help, they aren’t the only way to show your support! There are 7 billion people on this giant blue planet of ours and just as many ways you can support animals.
The best part is that your efforts don’t have to be grand — even simple actions can impact the endangered species list. Let us show you a few ideas, both large and small!
1. Protect Habitats
According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, habitat destruction is a significant threat to 85% of all threatened and endangered species. So one straightforward way to support animals is by helping to protect and replenish those habitats. You can plant native trees to ward off invasive species, clean up beaches, and even recycle at home to help make sure those pesky plastics don’t end up where they shouldn’t.
2. Be an Advocate
Animals don’t have the power to speak up for themselves, so we human beings need to be advocates for our beloved wildlife.
Your voice is more powerful than you realize, and there are many ways to make it count. Here are just a few for you to you consider:
Write or call elected officials about wildlife conservation policies.
Post educational flyers.
Join local chapters of conservation organizations.
Share your environmental knowledge with family and friends.
Don’t have a lot of money or resources to spare? Another excellent way you can show up and show out for beautiful wildlife is to donate your time. There are countless organizations like zoos and wildlife rescues dedicated to helping animals. Contact such agencies near you to volunteer. Many have volunteer opportunities such as caring for the animals, organizing fundraising events, or helping educate your community.
4. Adopt an Animal
Did you know that you can adopt or sponsor a wild animal? One way to do so is by sponsoring animals directly through an organization like the World Wildlife Fund. Or, you can help by purchasing animal-supporting merchandise from businesses like PETAL Wildlife. We offer educational books, games, home and living goods, t-shirts, totes, and more, with 100% of the annual net profits donated to vital wildlife programs. With PETAL Wildlife, your money goes straight to the animals and ecosystems that need it most.
5. Make Your Home Wildlife-Friendly
An often overlooked way you can support animals is to make sure your home is wildlife-friendly. You may not know it, but simple choices can greatly affect their ecosystem. Here are a few ways you can support animals at home:
Feed your pets indoors.
Turn off excessive lights.
Buy sustainable home and garden products.
Keep your trash cans adequately sealed.
A Note from PETAL Wildlife
As you can see, there are plenty of ways to support animals, and the items on our list are only the beginning. The key is to do your research and find a way that fits your passion for animal conservation.
Is encouraging others through education more your speed? Then look no further than PETAL Wildlife. We feature unique, hand-designed, educational boxes filled with original books, games, activities, and more that bring awareness to endangered species in our shop. Every purchase gives back to wildlife through donating to endangered species education, rescue programs, and anti-poaching efforts and to schools to incorporate wildlife education into curriculums. You may also donate any amount by clicking on the green Donate button.
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