Saturday, October 10, 2015

18 Days of Global Goals (Day 16)

15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainability manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

This goal targets all processes and actions that are a threat to animals, plants and ecosystems on our great, green planet.

Some specific, key elements of what this looks like include: Saving the rain forest by putting a stop to deforestation and promoting reforestation Making sure ecosystems like forests, wetlands and mountains are conserved, restored and made sustainable. Preventing the extinction of threatened species. Stopping the poaching and trafficking of protected animals. Making biodiversity values a part of development planning.*

Asking yourself what you can do to help the UN reach their goal?

On a National level:
Plant trees. Switch to clean energies. Recycle. Compost. Reuse. Repurpose. Create your own garden or join a community garden. Use natural pesticides. Create and nurture save environments for flora and fauna to coexist.

On a International level: Raise awareness. Donate to reforestation projects like http://www.edenprojects.org/. Or sponsor a wild animal through http://www.worldanimalfoundation.net/wildlife.html

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