Share Shares The bestiari were a group of men in Ancient Rome tasked with fighting exotic dangerous animals for the delight of crowds.
Learn about endangered species in your area. Teach your friends and family about the wonderful wildlife, birds, fish and plants that live near you. The first step to protecting endangered species is learning about how interesting and important they are. Our natural world provides us with many indispensable services including clean air and water, food and medicinal sources, commercial, aesthetic and recreational benefits.
For more information about endangered species, visit endangered. Visit a national wildlife refuge, park or other open space. These protected lands provide habitat to many native wildlife, birds, fish and plants. Scientists tell us the best way to protect endangered species is to protect the places where they live.
Get involved by volunteering at your local nature center or wildlife refuge. Go wildlife or bird watching in nearby parks. Wildlife related recreation creates millions of jobs and supports local businesses.
To find a wildlife refuge near you, visit www. Make your home wildlife friendly. Secure garbage in shelters or cans with locking lids, feed pets indoors and lock pet doors at night to avoid attracting wild animals into your home.
Reduce your use of water in your home and garden so that animals that live in or near water can have a better chance of survival. Disinfect bird baths often to avoid disease transmission. Place decals on windows to deter bird collisions. Millions of birds die every year because of collisions with windows.
You can help reduce the number of collisions simply by placing decals on the windows in your home and office.
Native plants provide food and shelter for native wildlife. Attracting native insects like bees and butterflies can help pollinate your plants.
The spread of non-native species has greatly impacted native populations around the world. Invasive species compete with native species for resources and habitat. They can even prey on native species directly, forcing native species towards extinction.
For more information about native plants, visit http: Herbicides and pesticides may keep yards looking nice but they are in fact hazardous pollutants that affect wildlife at many levels. Many herbicides and pesticides take a long time to degrade and build up in the soils or throughout the food chain.
Predators such as hawks, owls and coyotes can be harmed if they eat poisoned animals. Some groups of animals such as amphibians are particularly vulnerable to these chemical pollutants and suffer greatly as a result of the high levels of herbicides and pesticides in their habitat.
For alternatives to pesticides, visit http: Slow down when driving. Many animals live in developed areas and this means they must navigate a landscape full of human hazards.
One of the biggest obstacles to wildlife living in developed areas is roads. Roads divide habitat and present a constant hazard to any animal attempting to cross from one side to the other.
Recycle and buy sustainable products.Plant Conservation.
This course will feature a variety of current efforts to protect and conserve plants around the world and how San Diego Zoo Global, the Center for Plant Conservation, and individuals like you are helping to end plant extinction.
To save this population from extinction we need to provide them a safe place like zoo. -Through zoo’s we can educate people about the animals and make them realize their importance for us.
-Everyone cannot go to jungles to see animals. After the animal park sent three old African female elephants to the Chicago Zoo in to make room for a herd of incoming wild African elephants, all three died within three years from a bacterial disease.
On March 2 Houston Zoo Primate staff were thrilled to discover that orangutan Kelly had given birth overnight. The female infant is the third orangutan born at the zoo and is the sister of 7 year old Solaris and daughter of Doc.
Every time a zoo animal makes an emotional connection with a patron that is a chance to promote conservation initatives. They are also genetic back stops or firewalls for their wild bretheren.
And yet people who are so adamantly anti zoo seem like they haven't . Explain the reasoning behind your view, Zoos are morally wrong (animal rights standpoint not environmental) even if that means becoming extinct. Extinction in the wild is not an excuse to continue keeping individuals in captivity.
The survival of the species does not justify the loss of freedom for the individuals in captivity.