A visit to a zoo or an animal sanctuary is sufficient to learn that many animal species are endangered or facing extinction, mostly due to human impact on their habitat.
Many well-intentioned biologists and ecologists are working to counter the threats presenting themselves to these animal species and have launched initiatives and programs to help the cause of their chosen species.
Do you care about the future of the animals and support these causes financially or by other means?
I have given quite a bit in the past, however over the years have not seen much improvement in the conservation of animals. Rhinos are still being poached, and all the money in the world cannot to bring back the dead! :(
Locally I support Bat Rescue Inc, who are working to protect flying foxes. They're particularly hard at work just at the moment since the recent heatwave in Queensland killed thousands of bats and left many baby bats orphaned. Bats play an important role in pollination of many native trees so I really hope we can keep sufficient numbers of them alive.
On a recent visit to the Melbourne Zoo, I learned that even by recycling mobile phones, you can help the animals (in this case gorillas). Although I do not financially help out, but I thought I could help in this way i.e. by recycling phones. Also, purchasing the ticket to the zoo is in a way helping the animals (I think). When I was younger, Jane Goodall was a huge inspiration and so was David Suzuki, so I do appreciate the work of people who dedicate their lives to helping animals.