Tag: endangered animals
While around 18,000 new animal, insect or plant species are discovered yearly, other species are on the edge of extinction — including some that are newly discovered and others that have been around in some form for million of years. The African continent alone has more than four large mammals whose populations are, for the most part, declining at a worrisome pace. They include the gorilla, elephant, lion and rhino.
There is not a more beautiful animal in all God’s creation than a tiger, at least in this writer’s opinion. Sadly, these exotic creatures are becoming more extinct in the wild all the time. As tiger range countries recently celebrated Global Tiger Day, WWF is urging governments to raise efforts to work towards Zero Poaching of tiger prey as well as tigers.
Earth Day is celebrated on April 22, and this year marks the 42nd anniversary of what many have come to consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Educating communities and children is a key component of environmental sustainability.