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The rate of local and global animal extinction has become more alarming in the past few years than ever before. Animal and plant life is not only a problem in itself, it is also critical to human life. This Friday, May 15th join us for Endangered Species day, a day specifically created to bring focus animals, fish and their habitats that are at risk for extinction.

There are several ways to become involved in the movement. Start by educating yourself on what local animals and plants may be at risk. One of the most important steps to protecting a species is by preserving their habitat. Support the natural ecological system of your area by planting natives and pollinators that help the keep the eco-cycle moving.

Help spread the word about the importance of wildlife conservation within your community. Using social media is a great way to spread the word about a cause and helps to build a community of like-minded persons with a common goal, to stop the extinction of endangered species. You could also volunteer at your local wildlife or nature center as a way to show your support and respect for wildlife.

Another great way to help stop the senseless extinction of wildlife and other animals is to stop purchasing goods that are made of furs and other exotic skins. We can all make a difference for the endangered species by what we do and the choices we make.

Take action by petitioning your congressmen to create more funding and programs in support of conserving wildlife and ending the demise of endangered animal species. Speak out against policies that protect the killers of endangered animals, such as the “McKittrick Policy” for example.

Support educational programs that teach children to respect and preserve endangered wildlife and animals. Most children spend an enormous amount of time in front of the television or with other types of electronic media outlets. Encouraging your children to get back outdoors will help them to have a new perspective for the animals, wildlife and plant life that we cohabitate with daily.

Endangered Species Day is an occasion for people of all ages living in various environments to learn how essential it is to protect those animals that are in danger of extinction. Every year, various zoos, aquariums, parks, garden centers, wildlife centers, museums, schools, community centers, conservation groups and other organizations

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