Teaching children the value of conservation is essential to the continuation of wildlife on the planet. Unless people are taught to appreciate nature and value that animals and plants that we share the earth with, the future of nature and several species will be very bleak. Generally, children absorb a lot of information when they are still quite young and this is how they get their sense of values and morals. Hence, the most important lessons (like manners) should be taught from a young age and therefore it is never too early to let kids know how they can help to protect the earth.
Currently there are many parts of the world that are facing critical problems. Many rainforests are being cut down in Asia, South America, and Africa and this has spelled disaster for many species. North America, Europe, and Australia have also faced issues with the decline of natural forests and the rapid expansion of roads and housing complexes have played havoc on the environments of animals that are native to the area (like sea turtles in Florida and koalas in Australia). Furthermore, poverty in certain parts of the world has resulted in massive poaching and the extreme endangerment of many species.
Luckily, there are certain organizations in existence that aim to stop the hunting of animals and the decline of natural habitats. These same organizations usually aim to raise awareness about the problems that wildlife presently faces. The chief wildlife organization is known as the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The WWF is on a mission to educate people about the natural treasures that exist in the world in the form of plants and animals and the WWF website is a testament to the global work that they do to help the environment.
According to the website:
“Our mission is to build a future in which people live in harmony with nature. From our experience as the world's leading independent conservation body, we know that the well-being of people, wildlife and the environment are closely linked. That's why we take an integrated approach to our work. We're striving to safeguard the natural world, helping people live more sustainably and take action against climate change. We spend a lot of time working with communities, with politicians and with businesses to find solutions so people and nature can thrive. Our projects are innovative, collaborative and based on scientific evidence. And we think big. We run a number of Global initiatives focusing on the regions and challenges where we can make the biggest difference - from the Arctic and the Amazon to responsible fishing.”
The WWF website opens up with a map of the world consisting of icons. When those icons are clicked on the website will explain about the work that the WWF is doing in that specific area. Brief exploration of the website reveals a number of facts about different animals and the situations that they currently face in the wild. For anyone who is presently teaching children about global affairs—or who is interested in wildlife causes themselves—then the website and the WWF organization are an essential exploration.
I give the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) website 5/5 stars and strongly suggest that anyone who is truly interested in helping wildlife take a look at its offerings.
To visit the official WWF website click here: http://wwf.org/