MemberJuly 4, 2021 at 8:32 am::
1) Learn about endangered species in your area. Teach your friends and family about the beautiful wildlife, birds, fish and plants that live near you. The first step toward protecting endangered species is learning how interesting and important they are. For more information on endangered species, visit endangered.fws.gov
2) Create a wildlife habitat. Place bird feeders and other wildlife attractions, such as birdhouses and baths.
3) Establish a traditional pollen garden in your backyard. Indigenous plants provide food and shelter for native wildlife. Attracting native insects such as bees and butterflies can help cool your plants. Avoid planting invasive species. Non-native plants can access and destroy the ecosystems on which animals depend.
4) Reduce the use of herbicides and pesticides. Herbicides and pesticides are hazardous pollutants that can affect wildlife on many levels. Reduce fertilizer use. Too much manure can wash away streams and rivers and can lead to paralysis and the death of amphibians.
5) Reduce your water use at home and in your garden so that animals that live in or near water have a better chance of survival. Do not dispose of paint, oil or antifreeze or other chemicals, which contaminate water and may harm humans and wildlife. Store garbage and animal waste off the road, which often enters the river, lakes or sea.
6) Place decisions in windows to prevent bird collisions. Millions of birds die each year as a result of collisions between windows. You can help reduce the risk of collisions by simply placing shortcuts on the windows of your home and office.
7) Slow down while driving. Many animals live in developed areas and this means that they have to travel to a world full of human dangers. So once you are out and down, slow down and pay attention to the animals. Do not pollute as garbage can attract wildlife along the road.
8) Reuse and buy sustainable products. Buy recycled paper and sustainable products such as Forest Stewardship Council wood products and coffee planted in the shade to save rain forests.
9) Do not pollute / otherwise dispose of sensitive areas, which may be home to endangered / endangered or endangered species.
10) Organize or participate in a local “clean-up” campaign in your area. (Make sure you work with the appropriate city officials / environmental organizations.)
11) Never buy products made from endangered species such as ivory, coral and tortoise shell. Only buy exotic plants and animals from reputable stores.
12) Report any abuse of threatened and endangered animals. You can find a list of government wildlife departments at http://www.fws.gov/offices/statelinks.html
13) Visit a wildlife sanctuary, park or other open area. These protected countries provide habitat for many wildlife, birds, fish and plants. Voluntarily participate in your local park or wildlife sanctuary. To find a wildlife sanctuary near you, visit http://www.fws.gov/refuges/ To find a park near you, visit http://www.nps.gov To learn more and get involved, contact Endangered Species Coalition e
14) Be Vocal. Write a letter to your local newspaper urging support for important animal protection measures. Email your Congressmen and ask them to support the Endangered Species Act.
15) Join others (and plan) for the annual Stop Extinction Challenge. Organized by the Species Coalition Coalition (Most Endangered) (usually in August).