Wildlife and Pets

Populations of vertebrate animals such as mammals, birds, and fish have declined by a shocking 58% between the years 1970 to 2012, according to a report by the World Wildlife Fund. The obvious reason for this decline is humans’ detrimental impact on the environment. Human activities are well-known to cause habitat loss and degradation, food systems disruption, and climate change.
Activities such as dumping plastic in the ocean, channelling industrial waste into lakes and increasing our occupation of forests and farmlands for infrastructure development are all having a negative impact on wildlife. Forests cover 31% of the world’s land area and are responsible incredibly valuable for their ability to absorb carbon emissions in the atmosphere and purifying air and water. As well as offering natural habitats for land-based wildlife, forests are vital for sustaining stable climate patterns around the world.
Currently, awareness campaigns have helped to reduce extinction rates of certain types of wildlife. There is still a long way to go when it comes to educating people about the ways in which forest destruction can impact the climate, however. To ensure that governments bring about the meticulous reforms needed to combat forest degradation, we need to educate current and future generations about the facts through knowledge sharing on platforms such as SEE Wheelers.
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