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Conservation – News, Facts & Videos

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Endangered eastern gorilla in the beauty of african jungle. Image by Photocech via depositphotos.com

Other than the obvious reasons for maintaining biodiversity and the balance of ecosystems, the conservation of animals is also our responsibility. Who else can ensure the future of these animals, and the natural world, other than humans? 

Explore our archive of conservation articles below.

What does AATG do to help conservation? 

Firstly, we speak about it. We encourage and educate those we can by writing articles on the different conservation topics, and hope that this will have even the smallest impact to help save the animals who can’t speak for themselves. 

Animals Around The Globe also have partnerships with companies and funds, the AMES Foundation and John Varty, who have all made an impact on the conservation of wildlife. We also have interesting conversations with anti-poachers, you can listen to on our podcast

Latest Conservation News

10 Endangered Animals in the World

  1. Javan Rhinos: Estimated that there are only 75 individuals left in the world.
  2. Amur Leopards: It is thought that only 100 individuals are left in the wild, but their numbers seem to be stable. 
  3. Mountain Gorillas: With only 1,000 individuals left in the wild, these gorillas face various threats to their survival every day. 
  4. Hawksbill Turtles: Their population has declined by 80% over the past 30-odd years due to accidental catching and other human actions. 
  5. Black Rhinos: The largest threat to these animals’ survival is illegal poaching. 
  6. African Forest Elephant: These magnificent creatures’ population has declined by 86% over the last 30-odd years. 
  7. Sumatran Orangutan: Their numbers are around 14,000 individuals and are under threat due to habitat loss against palm oil plantations. 
  8. Vaquita: These marine mammals are thought to have a population of less than 10 individuals. Unfortunately, they suffer greatly under the illegal fishing industry.
  9. Giant Ibis: These birds are estimated to be only about 200 strong. 
  10. Sumatran tiger: There are only about 600 of these tigers left in the wild, and they face habitat loss daily. 
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Greater one-horned rhino in the grass. Image via Deposit Photos

Some Conservation FAQs

What does wildlife conservation mean?

Wildlife conservation is the action taken to prevent the extinction and depletion of wildlife and their habitats, to ensure these animals thrive in the wild. This also includes protecting, restoring, rehabilitation and creating opportunities and safe environments for these species to survive. 

What can I do to help wildlife conservation? 

Wildlife conservation starts at home. You can live a sustainable lifestyle, educate yourself and those around you on the importance of wildlife biodiversity, you can donate or offer help to conservation programs, and you can help fight for the protection of animal species not yet protected by laws. 

Why is wildlife conservation important?

The most obvious benefit of wildlife conservation might be the protection of animal species against extinction for future generations to marvel at their existence. Another important benefit is protecting nature’s balance and biodiversity, by maintaining a healthy functioning ecosystem.

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