What you can do

With small daily actions also we can do something important to preserve biodiversity.
Here is some advice:

  • Don’t buy animals and rare plants or objects produced with tortoise shells, ivory, exotic feathers, shark teeth, fur, coral and shells: often their indiscriminate catching threatens the entire ecosystem where they live.
  • Avoid killing organisms with no reason: sport fishing isn’t better than hunting!
  • Don’t deteriorate the environment: a wood full of rubbish kills many more human beings than you can imagine.
  • Try to avoid all any energy waste: don’t forget that using energy means producing carbon dioxide that has an impact on climate change and therefore on the survival of many organisms.
  • Move preferably on foot, by bike and public transport: in this way you will contribute to a cleaner air and will have the oppurtunity and time to observe better the living beings that live close to you.
  • When it’s possible favour recycled products: don’t forget that trees are cut down to produce paper!
  • Don’t feed wild animals as you could alter the delicate balance of the food chain and involuntarily cause their death. Surely it’s exciting looking at a fish as it’s eating bread gut from your hands but these animals will never find this type of food in nature as it swells them and often causes mortal diseases.
  • Always remember that in every natural environment where you might be, from forest to sea, we are always guests and as such we should respect all life forms, including those which seem most insignificant: for this reason, don’t collect flowers that are surely nicer in a meadow than in a vase in your house waiting to die!
  • Plan your day on biodiversity: in this way you will have the chance to admire different species and learn to recognize them.
  • Try to communicate to everyone close to you respect and love for nature but also everything you have learnt on this issue: we love more easily what we know and it’s easier to protect what we love!

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