World Conservation Day is observed each year on December 4th, aiming to spread awareness of the conservation and protection of endangered species and their natural habitats across the globe. Wildlife is under siege. Every year, innumerable wildlife species are going extinct, and the urgency to escalate the fight against the smuggling of animals, and other forms of human-induced extinction has stepped up a notch. Because of poaching, animals like elephants, rhinos, gorillas, etc. are at risk of becoming extinct. The indiscriminate cutting of forests and the clearing of land lead to the loss of habitat for wildlife species.
Can you imagine living in a world where these fantastic creatures no longer exist and the plants are disappearing one by one? Plants and animals make tremendous contributions to ecological, social, economic, scientific, educational and cultural aspects of human well-being. World Conservation Day provides everyone with the opportunity to learn more about wildlife conservation and to be part of the solution to wildlife crime. Conservation work has led to the recovery and revival of species around the world, and it’s everyone’s responsibility to protect wild species and support the restoration of natural habitats and ecosystems.
How Can We Protect Wildlife?
1. Be An Educated Consumer
The human-relation exploitation of habitats and species has a direct impact on the extinction of wildlife while strategically focusing on manufacturing environmentally friendly products can help protect many endangered species and their habitats. We can avoid purchasing non-durable or disposable products with excessive packaging and only buy products that are made from sustainable sources. And don’t buy any clothing or product that uses fur or feathers for materials. Eat less meat, particularly beef. Raising livestock, cattle in particular, for human consumption generates nearly 15% of total global greenhouse gas emissions and 64% of total ammonia emissions, which are greater than all the transportation emissions combined.
2. Make Your Garden Wildlife Friendly
Plant native species of flowers, trees, and bushes in the garden to provide wild animals with food, shelter, etc. Placing a nesting box in your garden gives the breeding pairs a safe place to raise their families. Dead trees, trunks, dry leaves, dead flower heads, and ornamental grasses can provide critical food and shelter for birds, butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects during the winter months. Avoid using pesticides, insecticides, or chemical fertilizers in the garden since these products are the main cause of wildlife poisoning and are toxic to pets too. What’s more, you should use lighting only when and where you need it since artificial lighting at night has serious problems for wildlife.
3. Protect the Local Environment
Species are becoming endangered for two main reasons: loss of habitat and loss of food. Deforestation and city construction have made countless wild animals homeless. One of the easiest and most effective ways to help wildlife is to preserve the environment in which the animals live. And the food chain is on the verge of collapsing due to the release of greenhouse gases, overfishing and localized pollution, which further accelerates animal extinction and habitat loss. To help the species in your zone, you can volunteer in organizations to restore forests, grasslands, wetlands and coastal ecosystems by planting native species and removing invasive species.
4. Keep A Safe Distance
Sometimes, too much human intervention may have a counterintuitive effect on wildlife conservation. Keeping a safe distance is the key to reducing the conflict between humans and wildlife. If you’re wandering in the wilderness, stay a safe distance away from all animals at all times. Leaving wildlife alone can help your viewing experience, plus it’s the general rule. It’s illegal to feed, touch or intentionally disturb wildlife, even those living in your backyard. Interacting with wildlife can cause harm to both humans and wildlife, including injury and disease. Invest in a good binocular or camera with a large zoom lens, or you can install a bird box camera into the nest box to watch the wildlife up close.
5. Learn Through Quiet Observation
Loud noises are stressful to animals. And in extreme weather conditions, such disturbance can affect an animal’s ability to withstand the rigorous environment. The best way is to observe wildlife from afar so they will not be scared or forced to flee. And Green Backyard has developed different types of bird box cameras and wildlife cameras to have a closer look at lovely creatures that frequent their gardens from the comfort of their homes.
Wireless Bird Box Camera
This wireless bird box camera is able to record pin-sharp, high-quality images in 3MP UHD. A highly sensitive microphone (7000 Hz) is also incorporated for audio recording. Once connected to the network, this bird box camera will automatically record and stream the live feeds to your smartphone, tablet and PC. This wireless bird box camera is also equipped with invisible infrared LEDs (invisible to both humans and animals) which can be automatically activated to generate crisp B&W videos at night. Moreover, this wireless bird box camera is IP66 waterproof, which gives you peace of mind in outdoor applications.
WiFi Bird Box Camera with Wireless Repeater
This WiFi bird box camera can support wireless transmission of up to 150ft at a clear line of sight. You can effectively extend the coverage area of your WiFi network to your backyard with boosted signal strength. You can watch live or recorded footage of wild animals up close on any iOS or Android device at an ultra-high resolution of 3MP. Push message notification is also available when the WiFi bird box camera detects any activities inside the nest box. To ensure 24/7 monitoring, the night vision will be automatically turned on at night.
Long Range Wireless Outdoor IP Bird Box Camera
Featuring a transmission range of 200-300 meters, this long-range wireless outdoor IP bird box camera is specially designed for nature research and wildlife monitoring. It employs a 2.5mm wide-angle, adjustable lens that gives you the best possible perspective inside the birdhouse. Once the camera is set up, you can easily access the footage from anywhere in the world. Apart from standard mains power, this long-range wireless outdoor IP bird box camera can be powered by motorcycle batteries, giving you more flexibility in placement.
Good News for You
To celebrate Wildlife Conservation Day 2022, we’re hosting a flash sale from December 1 to 7. Apply the coupon WILD15 at checkout and enjoy 15% OFF your orders (minimum spend required, no limited orders). Shop and save now!