Five Countries that Practice Wildlife Conservation
In our latest blog guest blogger, Kristin Herman shows us how can we become part of the Global Wildlife Conservation cause. She will also explore five of the countries working to conserve wildlife, one that is not even in Africa.
Wildlife conservation has grown to be one of the major concerns in the world. Animal Matters explains that habitat destruction is responsible for approximately 80% of global biological diversity declining. While much of the world is not taking this crisis seriously – with more than 50 countries contributing to the cause.
These are five countries that are doing their part in Wildlife Conservation:
“Canada, with its national parks, mountains, and water life, understands how important it is to protect the wildlife,” says Sandra Masterson, a lifestyle writer at UK Top Writers and Best British Essays. “In fact, the country has already rolled out plans to use scientific findings to have government intervention to expand on endangered areas.”
Such initiatives include:
- Expanding the Nahanni National Park
- Protecting Yukon’s Peel Watershed
- Creating Alberta’s Castle Wildlands Park, and
- Protecting endangered species (i.e. caribou)
With vast environmental sanctions and various wildlife, Canada is on its way to creating an environmental utopia across its different provinces.
Rwanda is a landlocked part of East Africa, known for its biodiversity.
The country’s conservation efforts involve plants, animals, and their natural habitats. Specifically, the Nyungwe Forest National Park currently protects over 13 species of primates including chimpanzees. Nyungwe is one of the leading primate national parks in the world.
Rwanda also has a wildlife tour system, which not only contributes to the Rwandan economy but also that of wildlife. In other words, visitors can experience the importance of conserving the wonders of this incredible country.
There’s no doubt that countries like Zimbabwe are working to protect their wildlife populations. One of the ways that they’re contributing to the cause is through the safari industry. Unfortunately, in recent years, tourism has slowed, and the lack of government funding to back wildlife conservation.
Therefore, Zimbabwe has worked ever since to reverse the effects of not protecting its wildlife. Such initiatives include elephant and rhino conservation.
Tanzania is another generous country that takes wildlife conservation seriously, with almost a 1/3 of it being protected. The protection consists of guarded entry and exit points all over the country, thanks to strict law enforcement. As a result, the country has been able to protect wildlife with its 16 national parks and community wildlife management areas, thus reducing future human-animal conflicts.
Finally, Zambia is the home to various wildlife, with initiatives like the Wildlife and Environmental Conservation Society of Zambia (WECZ) working since its founding in 1953 to spread the word about wildlife conservation. The organization focuses on 4 focus areas:
- Conservation of forests and wildlife
- Educating about pollution and waste management
- Recovery for water and climate, and
- Advocating and educating
And, it is through these focus areas that Zambia is able to maintain a steady flow of conserving wildlife for future generations, and ensure that all resident animal species survive.
As you can see, these five countries are dedicated in their mission to save and protect wildlife from the harsh realities of extinction. By taking these examples and incorporating them into your life, you too can help the cause, and ensure a bright future for all wildlife.
Have a look at the video below of EcoTraining Managing Director Anton Lategan and Joe Pietersen (a South African rugby union player) discuss wildlife conservation.
Wildlife conservation on the ground, how to get involved:
Students completing an EcoTraining Career Course can have stable careers in the natural world and this is one of the many reasons that make these programmes so precious and unique. The training will cover everything the individuals need to know about the subjects.
Here you can find the courses available in Kenya, East Africa, that takes you to the magical Masai Mara for real-time learning. Plus, there is an incredible educational Safari called Kenya Safari Guide that consists of 28 adventure-filled days living at the camp in Kenya.
These programmes and courses will ensure to deliver the maximum satisfaction and personal growth to every individual with a thirst for wildlife conservation.