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Protecting Endangered Species

What you can do to Protect Wildlife Resources and Preserve Biodiversity

1. Improve the habitat on a patch of the earth in your immediate environment (such as a yard or vacant lot), emphasizing the promotion of biological diversity.

2. Refuse to buy furs, ivory products, reptile skin goods, tortoise shell jewelry, rare orchids or cacti, and materials from endangered or threatened animal species.

Animal Concerns Community
www.animalconcerns.org/
Lists a variety of animal rights organizations and links to other sites

The Fund For Animals
www.fund.org
Founded in 1967 this organization is dedicated to "speak for those who can't." It is one of the largest and most active organizations dedicated to the cause of animals throughout the world.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
www.peta.org
PETA is dedicated to establishing and protecting the rights of all animals. PETA operates under the principle that animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment.

3. Leave wild animals in the wild.

4. Reduce habitat destruction and degradation by recycling paper, cans, plastics and other household items. Better yet, reuse items and sharply reduce your use of throwaway items.

5. Support efforts to sharply reduce the destruction and degradation of tropical forests and old-growth forests to slow global warming and to reduce ozone depletion in the stratosphere.

Earth Island Institute
www.earthisland.org
Earth Island Institute develops and supports projects that counteract threats to the biological diversity and cultural diversity that sustain the environment. They have projects to protect specific endangered species including turtles. They also have projects which work towards rainforest protection.
Rainforest Action Network
www.ran.org
RAN works to protect the Earth's rainforests and to support the rights of their inhabitants through education, grassroots organizing and non-violent direct action.

Rainforest Alliance
www.rainforest-alliance.org
The Alliance is dedicated to the conservation of tropical forests for the benefit of the global community. They promote and develop economically viable and socially desirable alternatives to the destruction of this endangered, biologically diverse natural resource.

6. Pressure elected officials to pass laws requiring larger fines and urge prison sentences for wildlife poachers - and to provide more funds and personnel for wildlife protection.

Essential Information
www.essential.org
Their logo is "Stop Corporate Lawlessness! End Government Inaction!" On this web site you can sign up and send free Faxes on critical environmental issues to polluters and politicians. One can send Faxes to President Obama, Congress and Maxxam Corporation. One can get on an e-mail list and receive weekly updates on hot environmental issues and how to make a difference. One of their links is Environmental Action - through them you can send Faxes on protecting national areas, preventing pollution, saving endangered species, government reform, nuclear waste, renewable energy and sustainable economy.

7. Pressure Congress to pass a national biodiversity act and to develop a national conservation program as part of the World Conservation Strategy.

Help Endangered Species

Check out Protecting Endangered Species: The Laws

Check out Environmental Organizations


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