Every piece of plastic left in nature has several outcomes for the future. It can end up in a bird-nest where it poses danger to a chick. It may be eaten by herbivores grazing in a field. Or it can drift into a nearby wetland and entangle the leg of a turtle trying to get out on a fallen tree-branch. Each plastic bag, tin can, broken bottle or piece of polystyrene removed from nature will save lives.
Conservation work is based on data, knowing the exact location of natural values. You can take part by documenting your observations: the type of protected flora and fauna, the exact place, date and circumstances. Your findings can be submitted to those dealing with nature conservation. For instance theWildWatcher Center
Experiencing the wildlife living in your immediate environment, the birds and insects in your garden, is best served through observing without disturbing. Quiet nondisruptive watching can help you find bird nests, reptile eggs and make sure the offspring will start their lives safely.
Share the wonders of nature with your friends, colleagues, relatives, or worldwide. Nature photography is likely to turn people into nature conservationists, advocates, activists. What is more, it can serve as a proof in the search for new spaces to be protected.
Should you find an animal in trouble, try to help! Every one of our frogs, birds and insects matters because large numbers become victims of vehicle traffic, swimming pools, concrete canals. If you cannot easily do it on your own, call a rescue organization for help or advice!
Protecting nature is not limited to garbage-collection. Create flowery patches for bees, install information boards about nearby bird species, provide nesting boxes or birdbaths, plant native trees instead of invasive species.
Nature conservation work needs massive social backing to succeed. It must be undisputedly recognized that no hotels and industrial parks should be built on environmentally important areas. For this we need many supporters who are ready to take the floor and speak up.