Wildlife conservation


Wildlife conservation is the practice of protecting and preserving wild animals and their habitats.

It is important because wildlife plays a vital role in maintaining healthy ecosystems and contributes to our quality of life by providing us with food, medicine, and other resources. Unfortunately, the planet is currently experiencing a biodiversity crisis, with a staggering 1 million species at risk of extinction due to human activities.

This is an urgent call to action for all of us to work together to protect nature and prevent the loss of irreplaceable wildlife. By embracing wildlife conservation, we can create a future where we coexist with nature in a sustainable and harmonious way.

Why should we care?

Wild animals and plants contribute to the biodiversity of our planet, providing a variety of ecological services such as pollination, seed dispersal, and pest control.

Conservation can also have economic benefits, such as tourism and recreation. In 2019, the global wildlife tourism industry was estimated to be worth $343 billion, creating jobs and supporting local economies.

By protecting wildlife and habitats we can ensure that future generations have access to the same natural resources and experiences that we enjoy today.

Facts and figures

Protected areas, such as national parks and wildlife reserves, cover 15% of the earth’s land surface and are an important tool for wildlife conservation. However, less than 3% of the ocean is currently protected.

Wildlife trafficking is a major threat to many species, with an estimated 7,000 species of animals and plants traded illegally worldwide.