We Grow Forest Foundation
4 min readJan 7, 2023

Man was the last of the Creation, and he was entrusted with the responsibility of caring for the Earth and all other created living things. Despite their roles as guardians and companions, humans have become the greatest threat to animals and plants. They are unable to detect it and hence are unable to defend themselves. People must recognize the necessity of preserving nature, at the very least for future generations.

It is not about whether they “will” survive, but it’s all about we “will” to save them.

Animals, like humans, feel affection, happiness, fear, and pain, yet they are unable to comprehend and utter words. It is our responsibility to speak out for them and ensure that their well-being and lives are protected.

The Earth is for all beings, not only for human beings!

Because of human activities on the globe, 800 species have been driven to extinction in the last 500 years. In the last 400 years, 1% of the world’s most well-known species have become extinct.

As of 2007, 70% of the plants examined were threatened with extinction. We would cry openly and ask pardon if we could genuinely hear what an animal thinks if they could talk to us.

There are 37,400 species on the verge of extinction in 2022, with 3,483 of them designated as severely endangered. Within ten years or three generations, all these creatures have a 50% chance of becoming extinct.

The Endangered Species

Endangered species are organisms that are threatened by extinction. Humans are to blame for 99 per cent of endangered animals. Over 12% of bird species are endangered or on the verge of extinction.

More than 20% of mammals are on the verge of extinction. Invertebrates, such as butterflies, worms, and molluscs, make up 97 per cent of all species on Earth. One-third of them are on the verge of extinction.

Nearly 600 plant species have perished from the wild in the last 250 years. Birds and animals receive the most attention when researchers discuss recent extinctions. However, according to the first worldwide study of its type, plants have perished twice as much as birds, mammals, and amphibians.

Did you know?

According to the IUCN, most turtle and tortoise species are vulnerable, endangered, or severely endangered. The most prevalent reason for their extinction is that they are hunted for their flesh, skin, shells, and other qualities.

On May 23rd of every year, World Turtle Day is commemorated to educate people about what they can do to safeguard turtle and tortoise ecosystems.

Animals are becoming extinct at 1000 to 10,000 times the natural rate!

In the wild, extinction is a normal occurrence. However, the average annual rate is five species. The current extinction rate is about 12 species every day, which implies we’re eradicating significantly more animals than ever before. If current trends continue, 30–50% of animals will become extinct in the next 30 years.

According to IUCN RED List 2021, a total of 199 plants and animals species are critically endangered in India.

A day for Endangered species

The concept for National Endangered Species Day was initiated in 2006. Every year on the third Friday of May, Endangered Species Day is commemorated to raise awareness of endangered species’ suffering and appreciate those restored because of conservation projects. The day raises awareness of the need to save endangered species and their habitats and take the steps required. As a result, Endangered Species Day honours national conservation efforts to safeguard endangered species and their ecosystems.

A spiritual lifestyle requires treating all creatures with dignity, respect, and care.

We should ensure that our future generations appreciate our natural world and the magnificent animals that dwell within it by protecting wildlife. Understanding how species interact within their habitats and how environmental and human forces influence them is critical for conservation activities.

Protecting and caring for an animal emphasises respect and compassion. It increases sensitivity and understanding of other organisms’ feelings and needs, both animals and human beings.

Human beings declare themselves superior creatures while destroying life and polluting the oceans and the sky. Being more intelligent than another person or an animal does not grant you the power to damage them. It implies that we have a greater obligation to be compassionate and responsible.

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We Grow Forest Foundation

We Grow Forest Foundation is a non-profit organisation formed to foster a public understanding of the forest ecosystem.