For all of human history we have shared the planet with millions of other species. These species have interlocked in special ways to make the world we have known, and keep it thriving.
In only a few human generations, we have lost many of the most amazing of these species, with many of the others approaching the edge of the cliff.
Habitat loss, habitat degradation, introduced parasites and diseases, climate change, and trade in endangered species are combining to erase from our planet the other beings which have given myth and meaning to our lives as long as we have been human.
Now the only thing that can reverse the trend is humans stepping up to be more than we have been. If we don’t save them, they’ll be gone within a human lifetime.
It’s so easy to let it happen.
All we have to do to lose all those incredible species we’ve seen in person, in film, in books… is to do exactly what we have been doing.
We are in the middle of a major mass extinction event. The only one to be caused by a single species. In our willful pursuit of excess, we are pushing the other species off a cliff, into nonexistence. Not only is this a terrible deal for them, it means that the human future will be sterile by comparison. If a human future is even possible in the sort of world we’re creating.
The future is unknown, but there are things we can know. If the hummingbirds disappear, there will never be another one. The same goes for the orangutans, the big cats, the large hervivores, the dolphins, the bluefin tuna.
There’s a war going on. It’s a war to kill the very last member of many species. There’s big money, hundreds of millions of dollars, in play to pay for their execution.
It’s a war we’ve been fighting on their behalf for decades, with few funds.
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EarthTrust’s Endangered Wildlfe Initiatives exist as a tool for you to use. To help you take a stand on behalf of life.
To say that it’s NOT OK for the wild species to be taken from the earth.
If you’re like us, you can look inside yourself and feel the essential wrongness of a world sterilized of complex life, where the only species left are those we have allowed to survive. Where the world’s largest animal is a feedlot cow, and man’s nearest relatives are gone. Where the seas are empty of whale song and dolphin whistles.
That hasn’t yet happened. Like Scrooge, we have a chance to prevent that future.
Join with us to save the species you care about. It’ll still be a hard fight, but the odds with you are better than the odds without you.