Unfortunately, we have upset the balance of nature and the world is facing the greatest rate of extinction since we lost the dinosaurs more than 60 million years ago. But unlike the fate of the dinosaurs, the rapid extinction of species today is the result of human activity.
There is an unprecedented rapid reduction of plant and animal wildlife populations that are directly linked to human activity, from climate change, deforestation, habitat loss, trafficking and poaching, unsustainable agriculture, pollution, and pesticide use. The impacts are far-reaching and we must take action now.
What can you do?
- Consume less and be more mindful about what you consume.
- Leverage your purchasing power to help protect biodiversity by consuming products that do not harm the environment.
- Buy food from local farmers that we know, who have sustainable practices towards wildlife.
- Buy or make your own organic and natural products when possible.
- Properly dispose of all chemical products, such as paints, solvents, etc.
- Do not use sunscreen lotions that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate, chemicals believed to cause harm to marine life and coral reefs.
- Pick-up plastic when you see it.
Remember small changes can make a big difference.