What Is Wildlife?

Wildlife” is a word we use to describe all wild animals. It includes all animals that live in the wild. Wildlife includes all mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, etc., that live in the wild.

Importance Of Wildlife

Biodiversity: Wildlife helps to maintain biodiversity, which is the variety of different species living within an ecosystem.

Pollination: Many species of wildlife, such as bees and butterflies to pollinate trees, which is essential for their reproduction.

Seed dispersal: Some species of wildlife, such as birds and mammals, help to disperse the seeds of trees, allowing them to colonize new areas.

Pest control: Some species of wildlife, such as birds and bats, help to control pest populations that can damage trees.

Soil stabilization: Some species of wildlife, such as earthworms and fungi, help to maintain the structure and fertility of soil, which can help trees to grow.

Water purification: Some species of trees, such as willows and cottonwoods, help to filter water, removing contaminants and improving water quality.

Flood control: Some species of trees, such as mangroves help to reduce the impact of floods by dissipating wave energy and acting as a buffer against storms.

Climate regulation: Some species of trees, such as conifers and deciduous trees, help to regulate local climate conditions, providing shade, evaporative cooling, and windbreaks.

Noise pollution reduction: Some species of trees, such as pines and deciduous trees, help to absorb and reduce noise pollution, improving the acoustic environment for both humans and wildlife.

Air quality improvement: Some species of trees, such as pines and deciduous trees, help to filter air pollution, improving air quality for both humans and wildlife.

Ecotourism: Some species of trees, such as baobabs and redwoods, are popular with ecotourists, providing an important source of income for local communities and promoting conservation efforts.

Education and research: Many species of trees are important for education and research, providing valuable insights into the natural world and helping to inform conservation efforts.

What Is Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife conservation is an activity in which humans make conscious efforts to protect plants and other animal species and their habitats. Wildlife conservation is very important because wildlife and wilderness play an important role in maintaining the ecological balance and contribute to human quality of life.

Top Ten Ways to Save Wildlife

There are more than 7 billion people on Earth. Imagine if every one of us committed to do one thing — no matter how small — to protect wildlife every day. Even minor actions can have a major impact when we all work together. Here are ways you can make a difference:

Adopt. From wild animals to wild places, there’s an option for everyone. Get together with classmates to adopt an animal from a wildlife conservation organization such as the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Symbolic adoptions help fund organizations.

Volunteer. If you don’t have money to give, donate your time. Many organizations and zoos have volunteer programs. You can help clean beaches, rescue wild animals or teach visitors.

Donate. When you visit your local accredited zoos and nature reserves, pay the recommended entry fee. Your donations help maintain these vital conservation areas.

Speak Up. Share your passion for wildlife conservation with your family. Tell your friends how they can help. Ask everyone you know to pledge to do what they can to stop wildlife trafficking.

Buy Responsibly. By not purchasing products made from endangered animals or their parts, you can stop wildlife trafficking from being a profitable enterprise.

Recycle. Find new ways to use things you already own. If you can’t reuse, recycle. The Minnesota Zoo encourages patrons to recycle mobile phones to reduce demand for the mineral coltan, which is mined from lowland gorillas’ habitats.

Restore. Habitat destruction is the main threat to 85 percent of all threatened and endangered species, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. You can help reduce this threat by planting native trees, restoring wetlands or cleaning up beaches in your area.

Join. Whether you’re into protecting natural habitats or preventing wildlife trafficking, find the organization that speaks to your passion and get involved. Become a member. Stay informed. Actively support the organization of your choices.

2023 Theme

World Wildlife Day celebrates the beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that their conservation provides to people. At the same time, World Wildlife Day reminds us of the urgent need to step up the fight against wildlife crime and human-induced reduction of species, which have wide-ranging economic, environmental and social impacts.

World Wildlife Day 2023 will be held under the theme “Partnerships for Wildlife Conservation” to celebrate all conservation efforts, from intergovernmental to local scale. Within this theme, the day has a focus on two sub-topics:

Marine life & oceans – with around 70% of our planet being covered by water, the impact of marine conservation is incredibly important.

Business & finance – globally, conservation efforts need to be funded and this work needs to be done in collaboration with business – an area that, in the past, has been seen as exploitative and unsustainable. Successful partnerships for conservation must find ways of including business if we are to reverse the loss in biodiversity.

About the Author: Ihsan Ur Rahman is an environmental graduate with a keen interest in environment, climate and sustainable development.