The 4th of December is World Wildlife Conservation Day, and we’re really happy to raise awareness about the need of maintaining Earth’s endangered flora and animals. What do you believe the world’s most invasive species is? Monkeys? Catfish? Locusts? Humans are to blame. The greed of certain people is inflicting irreversible harm to the natural ecosystem, as some of nature’s most gorgeous species are becoming endangered and being driven to the verge of extinction.
HISTORY OF WORLD WILDLIFE CONSERVATION DAY
World Animal Conservation Day is an opportunity to become more aware of, think on, and act on issues that endanger the planet’s wildlife biodiversity balance. Humans have hunted, poached, and slaughtered many wildlife species to the point of extinction, driven by the black market demand for illicit animal parts and goods.
For ages, humans have been interfering with the natural environment of the earth. Humans cleared land for farming, felled woods for shipbuilding, and began hunting and trapping for money in the modern era as they migrated and lived in different regions of the planet. Wildlife poaching and hunting became increasingly frequent throughout time, and wildlife populations began to dwindle around the world.
On November 8, 2012, Hillary Clinton, the Secretary of State at the time, issued a call to action to promote awareness of World Wildlife Conservation Day and involve conservationists and wildlife enthusiasts. She also discussed the White House’s plan to combat wildlife trafficking throughout the world.
Unfortunately, the illicit trade in endangered species on the black market is still on the rise today. Despite the fact that governments all around the globe are striving and, in some cases, succeeding in stopping poaching and hunting, not all animals are secure from poachers and hunters. This has an impact not just on animals but also on the lives of millions of people who live in or near wooded regions across the world. As a result, it is past time for us to act and collaborate in order to maintain and protect species and assure their existence.
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