Many scientists believe that the world has begun a sixth mass extinction- the first to be caused by humans. Other recent analyses have revealed that humankind has destroyed 83% of all mammals and half of plants since the dawn of civilization. If the destruction were to end now, it would take 5-7 million years for the natural world to recover.
Wildlife conservation is the practice of protecting wild species and their habitats to prevent species from going extinct. Major threats to wildlife include habitat destruction, overexploitation, poaching, pollution, and climate change. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) estimates that 27,000 species are at risk for extinction.
There have been both national and international governmental and non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) dedicated to conservation efforts to preserve Earth’s wildlife. Our children are born into a world that has been polluted and destroyed by our ancestors and us. They are the next generation who can make a change to stop this, and they are putting an effort to do so. School strikes and protests organized by young adults are continuing all around the world. Teenagers are pushing hard for their voices to be heard by the political leaders to prevent climate change and the fossil fuel industry from transitioning to renewable energy because they do not want to live in a world like this anymore.
I have written these conservation stories to make the children more aware and grow conscious of the wildlife species. Some of these species are more at risk for extinction than others, such as orangutans, whales, and elephants, which play a crucial role in climate change and the ecosystem. This book is not just for children who are above seven years old but also for adults who want to know more about conservation and climate change.