Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an emergency that threatens civilisation.
So many threats to wildlife!
Wildlife is directly threatened by many types of wildlife crime including the wildlife trade, trophy hunting, illegal hunting. Many species are threatened including elephants, tigers, rhinos, marine mammals, birds, insects, etc.
Oceans – The declining state of our oceans is threatening wildlife with issues such as plastic pollution and increasing acidity.
Forests – The shrinking of the world’s forests is also threatening wildlife with issues such as deforestation, illegal logging and timber trafficking.
Climate change is also driving the extinction of many species with issues such as ozone depletion and continued use of fossil fuels.
What are we doing?
We create awareness through articles, social media and petitions, which bring these issues to the attention of governments, influential organizations and decision makers.
But this not not enough! We also need to take direct action. Our goal is to raise $5,000 by the end of 2019 for use by approved wildlife organizations on specific conservation programs.
After making a contribution you will see the progress on the live donation tracker below:
What you can do …
Support ‘Fighting for Wildlife’ by donating as little as $1.
It only takes a minute. Thank you.
Fighting for Wildlife supports approved wildlife conservation organizations, which spend at least 80 percent of the money they raise on actual fieldwork, rather than administration and fundraising. When making a donation you can designate for which type of initiative it should be used – wildlife, oceans, forests or climate.