Earth Day Focus and Competition: Protection of Endangered Species

Welcome to the third instalment of our week-long competition in collaboration with Incognito Bug Spray to celebrate Earth Day 2017! Earth Day is on the 22nd of April (this Saturday!) and campaigns to build a global community, fluent in concepts of climate change and its threat to our planet.

Today, we are focusing on the protection of endangered species around the world and sharing some ideas on how you can help combat this issue.

When we talk about ‘endangered species’ we are looking at particular species of animal or plant that is at serious risk of extinction, as defined by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Who’d want to live in a world with no more Elephants, Sea Turtles or Orangutans? These are a tiny handful of species on the endangered and critically endangered species list, and we certainly want to help them.  If you haven’t already guessed it, human activity is the largest cause of species extinction. A 2015 study in Science Advances  has shown that the rate of species extinction in the 20th century is 100 times higher than it would have been without any human interference! Humans are responsible for destroying vast amounts of forest that was once home to many species, polluting land and marine environments and introducing invasive species that imbalance ecosystems .

At Kaya, we work with a number of conservation projects that focus on protecting and preserving the natural biosphere. For those who want to get involved in animal conservation efforts, we have a variety of projects from working with Sea Turtles in Sri Lanka to volunteering in an Orangutan, Sun Bear and Wildlife Rescue centre in Indonesia. You might feel like your contribution is small, but combined with the actions of other like-minded individuals and volunteers around the world, those species can be helped, and maybe even taken off the endangered list!

A great product to take with you when you travel, which doesn’t harm wildlife, is Incognito Bug Spray. It’s 100% natural and compact with its biodegradable formula clinically tested to provide 100% protection against Zika and malaria carrying mosquitoes. Incognito doesn’t use any pesticides or chemicals, unlike other insoluble environmental contaminants like DEET, it doesn’t pollute the world’s waterways, and kill aquatic wildlife. The water-based incognito anti-mosquito roll on is kinder on both your skin and the planet!

All incognito products are ethically manufactured and put the environment first, to ensure that while protecting you, they also protect the environment, using recycled or renewable source sugarcane plastic in its packaging AND donating 10% of profits to charity.

ENTER TO WIN!

If you would like to be in with a daily chance of winning a sample for yourself, and be entered into the prize draw to win a hamper of Incognito products worth £62, then all you need to do is comment below answering this question:

Which endangered species do you most want to save and why?

We will announce winners on Earth Day this Saturday! Good luck!

Don’t forget to check yesterday’s post and look out for tomorrows post for another chance to win!

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9 Comments

  1. jaydev solanki

    I want to save a huge ” BAOBAB TREE” not because of its cultural value and high nutritional value of its fruit(human greed) but for it is a tree that supports life to many (baboons eats seedpots , weavers built their nest,owls bats and insects rest in hollows) form of lives REGARDLESS OF IT’S GREED and this is the most important lesson that humanity should learn. Huge plants are very helpful to sustain ENVIRONMENTAL BALANCE because if they are present they supports many life as described above and vice versa .Other lives flourish on it.And luckily we humans have a great opportunity to pay our debt of greediness by supporting BAOBAB !

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  2. Hailey

    Manatees! They are slow moving and gentle animals that only eat plants but are endangered by boats and water pollution.

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  3. Nicole Hughes

    If I could pick all of the endangered species I would! But if I had to choose, I would pick the elephants because they are one of my favorite animals. They have such a strong sense of community, and they are such majestic creatures. 🙂

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  4. Mike Michaels

    Orang Utans. Gradually being wiped out

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  5. Diana

    Sea turtles. I worked with a conservation organization focused on saving them for two years… they are so fragile and wonderful!

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  6. Sarah Allerton

    I would save the pangolins as they are currently the most illegally trafficked mammal in the world. They are such helpless animals with no nasty bone in their body and so will not attempt to protect themselves when they are being hunted. They are used for all sorts of reasons including traditional medicines and I don’t believe that an animal should be killed for human purpose at all, let alone for a reason that is not scientifically proven. Also, there is not a lot of media attention on pangolins and therefore, I would love to spread the word and get more people involved in trying to prevent the extinction of anymore of the pangolin species- 1 out of the original 9 is heartbreaking enough!

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  7. Mae

    The white tiger because no matter how dangerous or rare some people find these beautiful animals they are not ours to hunt or keep, they deserved their right freedom as much as any of us do.

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