Today, there are more than 25,000 endangered species worldwide, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Some are thankfully finding mates, like Romeo the Sehuencas water frog, and we hope that the species goes on to thrive!
You can do more than hope however, so here are a few ways to get involved and help endangered species:
OPTION 1: Educate yourself and get involved with organizations that are working to protect populations, whether they be fish in the sea, animals on land, or birds in the air. Here are a few organizations to learn about:
Trout Unlimited: Protecting trout, salmon, and other fish. https://www.tu.org
The Peregrine Fund: Protecting birds of prey. https://www.peregrinefund.org
OPTION 2: Sign petitions or advocate to help the species which are endangered.
Help Oceana Protect Sea Turtles: https://www.thathelps.com/opportunity/1542827770604/
OPTION 3: Thank those who are helping endangered species.
That can include just a verbal thank you to staff when you are out at a national park, for example. Or, make it more formal and get involved with our other opportunity to say ‘Thank You’ to our wildlife rangers! https://www.thathelps.com/opportunity/1544531153984/