3rd March: World Wildlife Day

Repair of the earth: I want the world to thrive.

“The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life.”

Rabindranath Tagore

I am passionate about saving wildlife and fostering a thriving environment by doing my bit (re-use, recycle, upcycle, restore, compost, plant, refrain from buying) but sometimes I feel discouraged and sad because it feels like we are not able to do enough on our own. I feel like we share a broken, leaky bucket and while some try to fill it with water others of us are putting our fingers in the holes to try to stop the leaks. There are many things we can do as individuals and we should try to do as many of them as possible but fixing the problems would be much better.

What I think is more effective and imperative is that we work from the top down; we need policies put in place so that governments change and impact the environment otherwise we are all just trying to stop the leak from the bottom. This idea is not original. I find it soul destroying to see how animals are dying; ecosystems are being destroyed, not to mention how we are affected while, vainly, we humans carry on with our selfish materialistic way of life. I am not a “mover and shaker policy maker” type but I fully support and encourage anyone who might feel that that is their call. In the meantime even if I do feel down and discouraged I will carry on doing my bit because I am committed. Are you committed to doing what you can to help the environment thrive?

World Wildlife Day

Today is World Wildlife Day and their theme for 2021 is:

“”Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet“, as a way to highlight the central role of forests, forest species and ecosystems services in sustaining the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people globally, and particularly of Indigenous and local communities with historic ties to forested and forest-adjacent areas.”

World Wildlife Day

They will be meeting virtually and sharing globally. You can view their events here.

Do you have any encouraging suggestions?

18 thoughts on “3rd March: World Wildlife Day

  1. I do, by planting a wildlife garden, full of trees and evergreen plants. I also write about it in my blog-
    Spring to Summer in my garden, A love Letter to Trees, and many more. You might like to have a look.
    I also avoid buying anything made of plastic.
    Thank you.
    Joanna

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  2. I love the quote at the beginning of your post – there’s so much truth in that.
    We take long walks on the beach almost every day. On these walks, I normally have a material bag with me in which I gather all the litter – which is normally small plastic lids (I’m happy to report that the litter is getting less since I’ve started this “little project” about a year ago) … it’s something very small (that finger in the hole you’ve mentioned in your post), but I feel good about it ☺️.

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  3. if we each do a little we might fix the holes, little by little.
    But I think it starts with education, that’s the biggest problem. There are policies and laws and by-laws that say don’t litter etc. yet people still throw their trash out of car windows, or while walking. SO education, and of course implementation of those policies. Cops don’t really bother ‘going after’ someone who throw their trash out of their cars.
    I remember when I was young we had an educational mascot “ZIBI”, don’t know if you know it or remember it, but we don’t have those anymore to educate the young kinds today. I think a whole generation got lost and now we must play catch-up. In the end if government can’t/won’t do something I guess it’s up to ‘normal’ people to educate those around us, and to do what we can.

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    • Yes you are right about the littering and I do remember that ZIBI initiative. I agree about education of those around us… And probably by example… That is the least we can do. 😀

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