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Help animals worldwide

Updated on October 7, 2014

Help animals all around the world

There are many species of animals all around the world that need help. As human population grows, conflicts with wildlife and people are increasing as both compete for food and living space. Many animals have been either squeezed into small pockets of wild lands or are on the brink of extinction entirely. In areas where people, themselves, struggle to make a day to day living, protection of animals becomes even more difficult as people often hunt or trap these animals for food or money. As some animals get even more rare, greed sometimes takes over as animals are poached for the increasing price tag that rarity brings.

But, there are organizations and people who have found some ways to deal with both the increasing loss of habitat and the increasing human population. One thing that many organizations realize is that helping wildlife also means working hand in hand with local peoples. They try to find ways to both protect the animals without taking away anything from the people in the area. The steps they make are small, but significant.

I hope I can both inform and inspire people to take notice in people and organizations around the world who help wildlife. I also plan to give a few ideas as to how people can help on their own.

Photo by Derek Keats

Endangered animals

Here are some items on helping endangered wildlife or just on wildlife in general. I tried to pick items that would educated and motivate people to help endangered animals across the globe.

100 Animals to See Before They Die (Bradt Guides)
100 Animals to See Before They Die (Bradt Guides)

This is not only a book about animals, it's also a travel book for ecotourists. This isn't your usual endangered species book. It contains many photographs of animals that aren't in the "conservation mainstream". Many of the animals in the book aren't commonly known.

 
Saving the World's Wildlife: The WWF’s First Fifty Years
Saving the World's Wildlife: The WWF’s First Fifty Years

The World Wildlife Fund is the premier wildlife preservation organization. This book explains how the WWF started and how their mission has expanded.

 

Ideas to support wildlife conservation

Here are some ideas for helping wildlife around the globe, some of which you don't even have to travel outside your home country to do so. (But, if you want to travel, that's fine, too). Not all these ideas involve money, but to be honest, some of them do.

  • Give money to a world-wide conservation organization. I have listed a few of them below. Be sure to research your charity thoroughly before giving money to make sure they are doing what you want them to do. I have listed several world-wide charities below.
  • Become an eco-tourist. In many parts of the world, people are more likely to be supported of conservation activities if they view their wildlife and natural habitats as an asset, not a liability. Tour an area that where wildlife is struggling. Be sure to visit only areas open to the public and follow all rules and guides' instructions when doing so.
  • Volunteer for a local organization. You are part of the global community and there's no shame to taking care of the wildlife around your area.
  • Support eco-friendly products. The United States and Europe import many products from all around the world, some of which is not eco-friendly. Research and buy products from companies which use eco-friendly production and farming techniques.

Endangered species around the world

This poster lists endangered species from all around the world in a beautiful way. This is a great reminder as to the wildlife in the world that needs help. Of course, it nowhere lists all the animals needing assistance. It shows there are endangered animals all over the globe.

This poster is for sale at Allposters.com.  Click on the link to go to the purchasing page.
This poster is for sale at Allposters.com. Click on the link to go to the purchasing page. | Source

Links to suggested charities

Here are a few links to worldwide charities that support helping wildlife worldwide. If you would like me to add others, let me know in the guestbook below. The charities I would like to keep listed on this site should be well established, upfront with their finances, and have a track record of helping wildlife.

American animals need help, too!

Red Knot
Red Knot | Source

Don't neglect animals and birds in your own neighborhood (or hemisphere). Red knots are one of the animals that need international help because they migrate through several countries throughout the western hemisphere. By helping animals internationally, one can also help animals locally.

Photo in this module provided by the US Fish and Wildlife Endangered Species

Got any suggestions or ideas on how to help the world's wildlife? Or, do you have a general comment? Feel free to post it below.

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    • sierradawn lm profile image

      sierradawn lm 4 years ago

      Do not buy anything made of fur of leather or any other exploited part of animals

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      RaniaCalvenea 4 years ago

      We must thwart the Elmer Fudds.

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      topbuilderlist 4 years ago

      Refrain from buying things made from animal parts.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Nice lens wild life all over the place needs help too.

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      ixodoi 4 years ago

      Great article with many good ideas. Thank you for sharing

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