The UN reports that up to 1 million species are at risk of going extinct in just a matter of years. And this extinction crisis is largely driven by human activity.
The relationship between animals and their environments is what keeps the planet healthy for all of us. But it is a fragile balance. As crucial habitats are destroyed, time is running out for many species. To prevent a global extinction crisis, we must conserve at least half of the planet in its natural state.
It’s up to us to help create a safe future for our planet’s biodiversity. The National Geographic Society is shining a light on threatened species and landscapes around the world by partnering with leading experts and funding on-the-ground research and conservation. Together we can help protect these places—and the species that depend on them—before it’s too late.
Sarah F. Stallings
National Geographic Society
P.S.June 21st is World Giraffe Day and I will post something about giraffes @ that time.