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How to support wildlife conservation

Article by GVI


Posted: January 21, 2023

Wildlife conservation is a crucial issue that affects not only the animals and plants in our ecosystems, but also the health and well-being of humanity. Unfortunately, many wildlife populations are in decline due to habitat destruction, poaching, and other human activities. However, there are many ways that individuals can support wildlife conservation and make a positive impact on the planet.

Be Mindful of Your Own Actions

Additionally, you can support conservation efforts by being mindful of your own actions and how they may impact the environment. This can include reducing your carbon footprint, using sustainable products, and supporting businesses and organisations that prioritise conservation. You can also educate others about the importance of conservation and encourage them to take action as well. Simple everyday actions such as using reusable bags, recycling and saving energy can greatly contribute to conservation efforts.

Financial Support

Another way to support wildlife conservation is through financial support. You can donate to organisations that are working to protect endangered species and their habitats or to conservation initiatives. You could also consider supporting conservation projects by purchasing eco-friendly products or supporting eco-tourism.


Advocacy is also an effective way to support conservation efforts. By staying informed on conservation issues, writing to elected officials, and joining conservation groups, you can raise awareness and support for conservation efforts in your community and beyond.

Get Involved in Local Conservation Efforts

Another way to support wildlife conservation is by getting involved in local conservation efforts. These efforts can include working with local organisations, participating in community clean-up projects, or helping to establish wildlife corridors and protected areas.

For example, you can join local groups that work to preserve natural habitats, or volunteer to help with local conservation projects such as monitoring and tagging of local wildlife, planting trees, or providing education about local conservation issues.

By getting involved in local conservation efforts, you can not only make a positive impact on the environment, but also connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for conservation.

Support Sustainable Agriculture

Agriculture is one of the main causes of habitat destruction and loss of biodiversity. Supporting sustainable agriculture can greatly contribute to conservation efforts by reducing the need to clear land for farming.

You can support sustainable agriculture by purchasing products from farmers who use sustainable practices, or by supporting local community gardens and farmers’ markets. Additionally, you can also advocate for policies that promote sustainable agriculture, such as those that provide incentives for farmers to use conservation practices.

Volunteer or Intern with Organisations Dedicated to Conservation

One way to support wildlife conservation is by volunteering, interning, completing a research fellowship, or a professional apprenticeship with organisations that are dedicated to protecting and preserving wildlife and their habitats. GVI offers a variety of volunteer and internship programs that allow individuals to get involved in conservation efforts around the world. Through GVI’s programs, volunteers and interns can take part in a wide range of activities, such as monitoring and surveying wildlife populations, collecting data on endangered species, and assisting with habitat restoration projects.

GVI’s programs are designed to provide hands-on experience in the field of conservation while making a meaningful impact on the planet. The programs are available in various locations around the world, such as in Africa, Asia, Central and South America. They have different focus areas such as marine conservation, wildlife conservation, endangered species conservation and citizen science. Volunteers and interns can choose a program that aligns with their interests, skills and availability.

GVI provides support and training to volunteers and interns to ensure their safety and well-being during their time on the program. They also provide accommodation and meals, which means the volunteers and interns will have to worry less about logistics and focus on their conservation work.

These programs are a great way to gain hands-on experience in the field of conservation while making a meaningful impact on the planet. They are suitable for people of all ages and backgrounds, and are a great opportunity to travel, learn, and make a difference.

Supporting wildlife conservation is a multifaceted issue that requires the engagement of individuals, organisations and governments. By volunteering, interning, being mindful of our own actions, providing financial support, advocating, getting involved in local conservation efforts and supporting sustainable agriculture, we can all make a positive impact on the environment and help to preserve wildlife and their habitats for future generations.

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