how to protect animals and birds

Learn About Imperiled Species and their Habitats

  • Learn about the threats faced by threatened and endangered species. Inform your friends and family about local animals and endangered species.
  • Visit the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES) database at www.citizens.org for information on species threatened by trade. cites. org, the Endangered Species website of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, or the more comprehensive International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List website at www. iucnredlist. org.
  • Visit a park, national wildlife refuge, or other open area to discover more about the local wildlife and threatened and endangered species. Remain educated and in favor of laws that preserve these regions’ natural state and safeguard local wildlife.
  • Instructors: Use this educational poster to help raise awareness about endangered species in your own classroom.
  • With the Endangered Species Act, 99 percent of listed species are kept from going extinct, providing an effective safety net for threatened species. Make sure your representatives uphold the crucial protections found in the Act.

Make Your Yard Wildlife Friendly

  • Preserving the habitat that wildlife lives in is one of the simplest and most efficient ways to assist wildlife.
  • Participate in volunteer work with local organizations to plant native species, remove invasive plant species by hand, and remove outdated fences in order to restore native forests, grasslands, and coastal ecosystems.
  • Take part in or organize a neighborhood trash clean-up to support the preservation of wildlife and endangered species’ habitats.
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle! The production of consumer goods generates waste, pollution, and demands natural resources and energy. We require fewer natural resources and generate less waste when we consume less. Certain waste, such as plastic bottles and bags, can endanger endangered species and other animals by finding its way into wild areas and oceans. Minimize or stop using single-use plastics, which are hard to recycle and take decades to decompose into the environment. Reuse: If something still has potential, don’t throw it away! If you have any unwanted toys, books, clothing, or other in-good condition items, think about donating them to a worthy cause rather than throwing them in the trash. Recycle: Steer clear of single-use items and those with bulky or difficult-to-recycle packaging. Find out what can be recycled in your area and recycle common items like cardboard and paper products, glass and plastic containers, and aluminum cans. Electronics, batteries, and other potentially dangerous items should be disposed of at municipal collection centers where they will be handled appropriately.
  • Save energy. Reducing energy use can be achieved by simply turning off the lights when you leave a room, driving less, and purchasing energy-efficient cars and appliances. Numerous power plants depend on fossil fuels like coal, which harm wildlife habitat during extraction and release pollutants into the atmosphere and accelerate climate change when burned. When not in use, unplug chargers and appliances to stop electricity bleeding. You might also think about putting solar technology in your house or place of business or enrolling in a community solar program.
  • Respect wild animals by staying well away from them, avoiding close contact, and allowing them to remain in their natural habitat. Avoid handling young animals that you come across, especially during the spring. Mothers often leave young for extended periods to forage. The mother will most likely return within 24 hours, despite the fact that the young may look abandoned. Handling the young puts them in danger. Get in touch with an accredited animal rescuer in your area if you come across a wounded wild animal.

Stand Up for Wildlife

  • Write to your state and federal elected officials to urge them to support wildlife protection laws because your voice matters!
  • Subscribe to AWI’s action alerts, which will inform you of critical issues pertaining to animal protection and offer simple, rapid methods for contacting decision-makers.
  • Examine AWI’s publications regarding various issues related to wildlife protection and distribute the publications to others.
  • To respond to the most recent action alerts, go to AWI’s Action Center.

FAQ

How do we protect animals?

One of the easiest and most effective ways to help wildlife is to preserve the environment in which the animals live. Volunteer with organizations in your area to restore native forests, grasslands, and coastal ecosystems by planting native species, manually removing invasive plant species, and taking out old fences.

How can we help the animals and birds around us?

Feed the Birds: Spread grains like rice, bajra, channa, etc. on your rooftops or open balconies. Make Someone Smile: Find loving homes for abandoned and abused animals. Pets bring so much of joy and smiles to a home.

How can we save animals from extinction?

Scientists tell us the best way to protect endangered species is to protect the places where they live. Get involved by volunteering at your local nature center or wildlife refuge. Go wildlife or bird watching in nearby parks. Wildlife related recreation creates millions of jobs and supports local businesses.

How can we protect our habitat?

Reduce, reuse, and recycle household items and waste. Pick up all litter and dispose of it in appropriate trash containers. Recycle what you can. Keep surface areas that wash into storm drains clean of pet waste, toxic chemicals, fertilizers, and motor oil.