Wildlife conservation refers to the practice of protecting wild species and their habitats in order to maintain healthy wildlife species or populations and to restore, protect or enhance natural ecosystems. Major threats to wildlife include habitat destruction, degradation, fragmentation, over-exploitation, poaching, pollution and climate change.
Wildlife conservation with the Pamoja Health Initiative
One of the objectives of the Pamoja Initiative is to protect plant and animal species and their habitats. As part of the world’s ecosystems, wildlife provides balance and stability to nature’s processes. The goal of wildlife conservation is to ensure the survival of these species, and to educate people on living sustainably with other species.
The impact of population growth on wildlife survival
The human population has grown exponentially over the past 200 years, to more than seven billion people today, and it continues to grow rapidly. This means natural resources are being consumed faster than ever by the billions of people on the planet. This growth and development also endangers the habitats and existence of various types of wildlife around the world, particularly animals and plants that may be displaced for land development, or used for food or other human purposes. Other threats to wildlife include the introduction of invasive species from other parts of the world, climate change, pollution, hunting, fishing, and poaching.
National and international efforts towards wildlife conservation
National and international organizations like the World Wildlife Fund, Conservation International, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the United Nations work to support global animal and habitat conservation efforts on many different fronts. They work with the government to establish and protect public lands, like national parks and wildlife refuges. Additionally, they help write legislation, such as the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973 in the United States, to protect various species.
These organizations also work with law enforcement to prosecute wildlife crimes, like wildlife trafficking and illegal hunting (poaching). They also promote biodiversity to support the growing human population while preserving existing species and habitats.
Pamoja Health Initiative has various objectives in place that are aimed at promotion of wildlife conservation. We believe that for us to live in a desirable environment, we should encourage the preservation of wildlife. This will further maintain a balance in the eco-system.
You could contribute greatly to the conservation of wildlife by booking a safari with Pamoja Tours and Travel. 5% of our profits go to the Pamoja Health Initiative. This supports some of the projects concerning the protection of wildlife that the Initiative handles.