Restore the land to preserve biodiversity.
Jul 07, 2021|15Life on Land
There are only two female northern white rhinos left in the world. Sudan, the last male northern white rhinoceros on earth, died on March 19, 2021. This means that the northern white rhino is extinct unless artificial insemination on any female rhinos is successful.
Like white rhinos, many species are in danger of extinction, and many have been eradicated. Either human greed, exploitation of natural resources or simply changes in the ecosystem have been the demise of many land animals.
The United Nations Goal 15 focuses on taking urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and, protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species. However, species extinction risk has worsened by about 10% globally. There are now 41,415 species on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species, and 16,306 of them are endangered species threatened with extinction.
Additionally, deforestation and forest degradation can have profound consequences for human wellbeing and survival as well as animal conservation. A severe lack of trees and other vegetation can accelerate climate change and dramatically affect agriculture and sea levels.
Thinking Cap On
Now it's your turn to help stop deforestation from home. A few ways to help include:
-Eating less meat
-Avoiding single-use plastic
-Eating sustainable food products
-Choosing recycled products when possible
- Going paperless at home or school,
- Planting trees
Small changes can have a big impact!