Every year more animals become closer to extinction as the climate becomes warmer and the human race becomes even more intrusive to the environments of many of these animals. While it may seem like this is the way the world works and there is nothing that can be done about it, this is simply not the case. Over the past century the human race has become the main reason that the rate of extinction and global warming has sped up. While the damage that has already been done to our planet cannot be reversed, future harm can be prevented. The WWF is an important organization that works tirelessly to maintain the environment around us, including preventing the extinction of many animals, and there are several ways that everyone can help support them.
Donating is the main way that anyone can help the WWF. Donations don’t have to be large; any kind of support is appreciated and they can be made one time only or can even be made into monthly donations. These monetary contributions help WWF do everything from conserve different natural areas around the world, like the Arctic and the Amazon, to helping them stop many species from becoming endangered or even extinct. The WWF is currently working to conserve a total of 19 areas that are considered to be some of the most important to our world. From tropical rainforests to deserts and even parts of our oceans, WWF is determined to prevent the human race and the effects of global warming from destroying these parts of our planet.
Adopting an animal is another way to contribute. These adoptions are symbolic and in no way mean that caring for one of the adopted animals is in the near future. What it does mean is that along with the donation, an adoption certificate will be received as well as a photo of the species that has been adopted. These adoptions are great gifts to give at birthdays and Christmas because they come with physical proof that the donation has helped a certain species in the world. There are a total of 100 species that are available for adoption, including the sea otter and arctic fox.
If making a donation is just out of the question, on the WWF website there are several other ways to help them gain support. These options mainly include urging the government to take a firm stance on conserving our environment, but they also give ideas on how to reduce your negative impact on our planet. Also, spread the word about WWF. Tell friends and family about them and help raise awareness about what they are doing in the world. Along with conserving many of our world’s natural wonders, they are helping to save the polar bear, tiger, elephant, giant panda, and many others from extinction. Over the years, the rate at which these species are disappearing has drastically increased. Many reasons can be attributed to this, but two of the main reasons are global warming and humans intruding on these animal’s habitats.
While extinction, along with global warming, is a natural part of life, the human race has done an unbelievable job over the past century speeding them up; however, this increased rate of extinction and global warming is no longer going unnoticed. The effects of these two things are all around us. From the melting of the polar ice caps to the near extinction of dozens of animals, the impact of our race can be seen in all corners of the planet. Animals, along with plants, are the reason that our race has been sustained for so long and we, as animals at the top of the food chain, really have no right to speed up the process of extinction or global warming. If we don’t stop and take a moment to consider how our lifestyles are harming our planet then we may well be on our way to hurting our own species along with all of the others. By donating our time and money to support the WWF, some of our species destructive tendencies may well be counteracted and some important natural aspects of our planet and many different species may be saved.