Conservation: a careful preservation and protection of something, especially planned management of a natural resource to prevent exploitation, destruction, or neglect. (The difference between conservation and preservation is that although both protect nature, preservation protects the Earth’s natural resources from humans, harm and degradation, while conservation is the sustainable use by humans and protection of these resources well into the future.)
Protecting what we love and conserving it for future generations takes time, money and effort, but we can do it if we act now and work together...
Below are some simple steps you can follow to help conserve our natural world for years to come, not just for us, but for the species we're working to protect.
SHOW UP! Find ways to participate in your community and become involved in conservation projects that interest you.
WRITE and CALL your local and state politicians voicing your opinions and concerns.
VOTE for local and state politicians who support conservation.
SIGN petitions supporting nature conservation.
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LEARN, READ, and RESEARCH topics you're interested in.
PARTICIPATE in projects that spread the word.
VOLUNTEER at an outreach event.
SHOUT it from the mountain tops!
TALK to friends and family and POST to social media all projects you find important enough to involve others.
CONTRIBUTE! Contributing to a cause is a great way to help without doing the legwork, if you are unable or not interested.
RESEARCH organizations before contributing to their campaigns. Choosing wisely can make a major difference.
DONATE to reputable organizations that prove they are working toward conservation through community outreach, science and action.