Wildlife and nature are inextricably linked. Without the resources of their natural habitat, wildlife cannot thrive; and in fact, loss of habitat is one of the leading causes of extinction. Very simply put:
If we want to save our wildlife, we must also want to save our natural resources.
This year’s World Nature Conservation Day theme is “Sustaining all life on Earth.” At the heart of this theme is biodiversity. Last year, we shared about the importance of biodiversity and what it means not just for wildlife, but for the impact on our own ecosystem—which is, in turn, inextricably linked to our wild animals and plants.
Here's What I'm Getting At...
It’s all connected. Ourselves, the plants, animals, soil, humans—are all connected.
So when we talk about nature conservation, we are also talking about wildlife and human conservation.
Our habits, choices and behaviors have consequences—for better or worse—in each of these intertwined arenas.
And more than ever, the world needs us to be aware of what those consequences are by educating ourselves on the materials we purchase, the waste we create, the food we consume and the indirect harm caused to wildlife and other animals.
But our education need not stop at what not to do, but on how we can do better! Back in April, I shared a list of proactive things you can do right from your own home (cause where else would we be?) to make a difference for the environment.
Even if you committed to just one of them—
it’s a step in the right direction.
I am so proud to be a partner with the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, and Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Each of these organizations fosters and leads nature conservation through saving habitats, protecting the forest cover in Africa, and maintaining diverse habitats to foster diverse wildlife. They understand first-hand how inseparable nature and wildlife conservation are.
That’s why I donate 20% of all sales from the Render Loyalty Shop directly to these sustainers of all life on Earth. I believe that the work they are doing is vital—for our wildlife, for our plants, and for us. On this World Nature Conservation Day, at a time when so much of our lives has irreversibly changed course, I invite you to consider how you might be part of sustaining all life on Earth.
Is it one small change today?
A commitment to educating yourself?
A donation or a gift that ‘does good’ for the planet?
The choice is yours...
but I hope that you choose all life.