These Stunning Endangered Species Need Your Help On World Wildlife Day
Saturday, March 3 is World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. This year’s theme is centered on big cats. The reason? Lion, tiger, leopard and jaguar populations have been declining the last forty years due to loss of habitat and prey, conflicts with humans, and poaching.
Conserving earth’s wildlife, even famous predators like big cats, is essential to the future of humankind and the Earth. Can you imagine a world without these beautiful creatures? Their survival and the survival of their ecosystems depends on us coming together to protect them from the effects of climate change, illegal trade, and illegal hunting.
Celebrate World Wildlife Day and check out the stunning animals who need your help.
According to Panthera, tigers are the most endangered cat in the world.
The #tiger is the most endangered big cat, having suffered a calamitous decline in the 20th century that continues in much of its range today. https://t.co/b3Pw9x1ck6 #TigerTuesday #BigCatFacts #Tigers #TigersForever #WWD2018 #BigCats #WorldWildlifeDay #PredatorsUnderThreat pic.twitter.com/cBYlaiSYJB
— PantheraCats (@PantheraCats) February 27, 2018
The elegant jaguar’s habitat has been cut in half due to deforestation.
Deforestation and other disturbances caused by people — especially the expansion of agriculture — have cut the jaguar's habitat in half, says WCS's John Polisar. https://t.co/vBogS6LHmr pic.twitter.com/Sds3kyApCF
— WCS (@TheWCS) February 26, 2018
No, this isn’t Wakanda…
Melanistic #leopards, known colloquially as #blackpanthers, are most common in tropical southern Asian populations, especially in Malaysia & Java. #bigcatfacts #WWD2018 #WorldWildlifeDay #PredatorsUnderThreat #bigcats pic.twitter.com/OH1GjEsY6s
— PantheraCats (@PantheraCats) February 26, 2018
There are only 500 North Atlantic whales in existence right now.
There are only 500 North Atlantic right whales left. Your voice is needed to fight new proposed legislation could put them at risk by undermining important safeguards. Speak out: https://t.co/rBVfcdRS3C pic.twitter.com/RtjIuvAVA4
— WCS (@TheWCS) January 19, 2018
Cheetahs’ homeland has been reduced by over 90%, leaving just 7,100 in the world.
It's #SelfieSunday! Our motion-activated cameras captured this image of a #cheetah –the big cat species known as the world's fastest land animal–taking a stroll in South Africa. Did you know that 7,100 #cheetahs remain in the wild, driven out of 91% of their historic range? pic.twitter.com/3oTWCrBuNt
— PantheraCats (@PantheraCats) February 25, 2018
The unique-looking pangolin is highly prized — and hunted — for its supposed effects on male virility.
— WildAid (@WildAid) February 24, 2018
Rescued gibbons in love <3
— Conservation Intl (@ConservationOrg) February 14, 2018
Poachers endanger the lives of African elephants. There are less than 450,000 left.
If the sight of a mama giraffe smooching her baby giraffe doesn’t make you take action…
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Even grumpy toads want clean, pollution-free places to live!
— The Nature Conservancy (@nature_org) February 14, 2018
Orphaned baby rhinos… Are you moved yet?
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Orphaned baby rhinos are fed milk at the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Northern Kenya. Lewa serves as a refuge for endangered species and a catalyst for conservation through its development programs for adjoining communities.—Photo by @amivitale #rhinos #milk #kenya #refuge #endangeredspecies #babies
Bald eagles are making a huge comeback, up from under 500 in 1963 to almost 10,000 today!
Bald eagles have fought through habitat destruction, hunting due to competition w/ livestock, & the insecticide DDT. Conservation has helped #eagles rebound from <500 pairs in 1963 to 10,000 today.
— The Nature Conservancy (@nature_org) February 5, 2018
Let’s conclude on a happy note: this adorable tiger cub was kidnapped, but fortunately, the culprit was caught!
— WildAid (@WildAid) February 21, 2018
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