Biodiversity decline and loss of ecosystem services is a major global threat to the future of our planet and generations. Because of this, people all over the world are inspired in doing everything that they can in order to save it. This means spreading awareness and combating people who don’t even think twice in destroying a natural habitat for their own selfish reasons.
The good news is that you can help in saving biodiversity! It’s not a lost cause and you can do many things, simple or hard, that makes a big difference! Read more on how to help save the animals and plants while the experts find a way in saving the world.
Be good to the Climate
In order to do this, you’ll have to help lessen the pollution first. Get involved by taking a few minutes to contact your political representatives and the media to tell them you want immediate action on climate change. Remind them that reducing greenhouse gas emissions will also build healthier communities, spur economic innovation and create new jobs. And next time you’re at the polls, vote for politicians who support effective climate policies. Be energy efficient and try using renewable power like wind farms and solar panels.
Don’t buy “bad” souvenirs
In visiting or touring a country, there will be many souvenir shops that you can buy from to bring to your families and friends. But be careful in what you choose. If it is made in animal skin, fur or bone, do you think that it is the right souvenir to buy especially if you already know about the loss of biodiversity? Stop encouraging whoever killed it by not buying these products. By avoiding certain wildlife products and carefully watching what you buy, you can prevent bringing many species closer to the edge of extinction.
Choose “renewable and sustainable” seafood
80% of the world’s biodiversity lives in the sea and there is still much to be discovered. At least 100 million unnamed species live on the ocean floor alone. Yet beneath the ocean’s surface there are constant scenes of absolute and utter destruction. Nowadays 75% of the world’s fisheries are fully or over exploited. But there are ways and means to keep the ocean alive.
At restaurant or at home, all you have to do is choose fish which are sustainable, avoiding endangered like Bluefin Tuna or North Sea cod and prefer seafood labelled with the blue MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) logo.
Small example like those mentioned above can help the biodiversity and can create a big impact. Every little detail can affect the future in a big way so you must choose what little thing that you can do that can positively affect the biodiversity as a whole.