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The Road To Conservation
Transcript of The Road To Conservation
The plot of Rio 2 includes a family of birds that are believed to be the last of their kind. They return to the Amazon from captivity and ultimately have to fight to save their home from being destroyed by illegal logging in the forest.
A World In Crisis
The primary threat to animal habitats is the logging and destruction of forests for the purposes of development and human expansion.
In the 1990's, deforestation had taken 94 million acres (2.4% of the world's forests) of land. Of this land, 70% was converted into farmland. These numbers were doubled between 1960-1990
Every year, developers bulldoze an additional 3.2 million acres of land, or 356 acres per hour.
Earth System Governance Project (ESGP)
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
World Nature Organization (WNO)
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
How can you help?
Reading up on current problems: Visit the World Wildlife Federation Web site for information about environmental issues. Use the Internet and the World Wide Web to find other organizations and agencies involved in conservation efforts.
Getting involved: Work or volunteer your time and services at the WWF or other conservation organizations. If possible,donate money to conservation causes. Watch for and reduce wasteful consumption of energy and water at home. Use eco-friendly household products.
Taking action: Read up on local issues and communicate with the concerned authorities to influence policies related to conservation.
Sources of Information
I propose that we all do our part, no matter how small it may seem, to support conservation by means of recycling, limiting our expansion, and/or supporting conservation efforts by means of volunteering our time, work, or money.
Habitat loss poses the greatest threat to species. The world's forests, swamps, plains, lakes, and other habitats continue to disappear as they are harvested for human consumption and cleared to make way for our own expansion. By consciously acting in the slightest of ways to conserve what is left of nature, we can all make a huge difference and set the example for our children to follow.
The Road To Conservation
By: Chelsi Zoller
Why Should You?
The slightest contribution sets the example for our children to follow so that future generations can enjoy nature and the creatures that call it home