The human population is ever-growing. According to a recent United Nations estimate, the world hosts 7.9 billion people as of November 2021. And the population is expected to increase in the upcoming years. While that is inevitable, the number of animal and plant species has adversely declined. More than 50% of the total species on Earth have gone extinct, and that is due to the influx of human immigration in places where wildlife was once abundant. On the brighter side, there were only 1.6 million species identified. But millions more are waiting to be discovered. The possibility of cultivating a new generation of wildlife is foreseeable.
There are numerous ways to spread information about wildlife conservation. And some can be through sharing books focused on wildlife animals information. Nicki Geigert, a landscape and wildlife photographer, featured not just a book on yawning lemurs — but of other wildlife animals. After gathering wildlife information through reading, you can spread it on social media and educate others about what you have learned. Here are some of the ways to do it!
Reading books on the subject matter can go a long way. Search for legitimate sources. You can opt for a vast virtual library online, or you can seek physical books in libraries or bookstores near you. Reading is always powerful. Hence, it is necessary to equip ourselves with factual information before we make a stand and tell others about it.
Look Up Other Credible References Online
Apart from books, there are multiple ways to get educated. There is a wide array of wildlife conservation institutions you can explore. Treehugger, a website encouraging sustainability for all, has come up with a list of institutions that promote the conservation of not just the wildlife — but of the overall ecological community and biodiversity on planet Earth. These renowned organizations uphold great pride in extensive research and the promotion of wildlife education.
After thorough research, it is time to put what you have learned into practice. The incorporation of your artistic prowess can help catch potential support from people around you. You can come up with original posters, poetries or even a slogan with an embedded heart to advocate for wildlife conservation. You also can ask for help from a friend or a family member who has graphic designing skills to assist you in getting the social media attention you intend to attain.
Post On Social Media
After a long haul, finally, it is time for you to spread wildlife conservation information on all the social media platforms you know. We all know that the popular ones are Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. And if you are highly creative in creating video content, you can make an online presence on Tiktok and Youtube. For someone more adept at public speaking, live streaming options are also available on Facebook and Instagram. For gamers, you can raise awareness through Twitch or Youtube.
Don’t Forget To Hashtag
Including hashtags in your posts can increase your audience reach. According to Flick, they have gathered 30 wildlife conservation-related hashtags you can choose from to get your message across. Hashtagging is also a tool booster to heighten online engagement among people who support advocacies. Thus, it is also a way to meet like-minded individuals you can collaborate with in the future.
Join Facebook Groups and Online Forums
One way to broaden your social media reach on wildlife conservation is to connect with groups. There are online forums and Facebook groups that support such efforts. You can also like pages and send out original entries you made so they can help you expand your purpose and reach more people. Further, online forums are a way for us to venture into healthy discussions. Learning from others and sharing what you know is both an advantage.
We all aim to live in a place where every creature is valued. Advocating for the conservation of our wildlife resources may be a tedious task. However, the endeavors that nurture all forms of life are worth committing. And it can help bring about change that can make our world a better place.
One day, all of us will have a place — yet the only way to make it happen is to educate ourselves one read at a time. On this account, post what matters.