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Today is World Wildlife Conservation Day, a time to honor and protect all of the incredible creatures that continue to dwindle away during the extinction crisis. Though it’s easy to be moved by many of our favorite species like this Sumatran tiger or Western lowland gorilla, it’s important to remember that even some of the smallest of species are also on the verge of extinction, and their survival is essential in order to maintain balance in their ecosystems. For example, animals like this Choctawhatchee beach mouse (swipe to see) are the critical link between plants and carnivores in their environments, but they are endangered due to ongoing development of their homes. Climate change is decimating corals like this robust ivory coral, which provide nutrients and shelter to a plethora of marine animals. Even insects like this American burying beetle, who are responsible for recycling decaying matter back into the ecosystem, are in danger of extinction.
The Photo Ark gives a voice to each creature, large or small, in order to inspire the world to help save them. Protection is essential if we are to survive ourselves. Start taking steps today to help preserve these species and their environments. Click the link in my bio for ideas about where to begin. Let’s see what we can #SaveTogether!