Many of our natural resources and wildlife are under threat due to unsustainable practices. 97% of our land worldwide has been degraded in some way.1 Efforts to conserve these resources and wildlife are getting more popular…but what makes conservation effective?
Usually, a conservation plan is effective when it has some of what’s listed below:
Government support – if government policy supports efforts and allows for funding and necessary resources to be allocated to conserving an area or species. Governments throughout the world are increasingly taking conservation more seriously and pledging to support huge goals for their respective countries.1
Long-term plans – conservation efforts can’t just focus on simple, band-aid fixes. They need to be thinking long-term in order to be the most effective.2
Community buy-in – when local communities buy into the conservation efforts and get involved, they tend to be more effective and successful. This is especially true when local communities are in an area that’s affected and needs to be conserved.2
Funding – conservation is an expensive endeavor. To make sweeping changes, billions of dollars are needed to protect species and the environment. The return on investment, however, comes back at five times that.1
Conservation is important for all of us. We need our natural resources and our wildlife to continue to live the lives we’re familiar with today.
At the Wolf Center, we strive to do our part in educating the public about our wonderful, wild world. We want to inspire the next generation of wildlife stewards and connect students and adults with our environment.
Because we know that the more people understand, the more they’ll want to take care of the world around them.
Help us do our part to speak up for our native species and our environment.
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