Our parents and previous generations inspired us to love wildlife and wild places, from taking us fishing to showing us our first caterpillar in the backyard, and they have made efforts to protect this outdoor heritage for us. We have a lot to be thankful for. Generations past and present have worked to raise awareness about threatened species and advocated for smart conservation policies and initiatives to help species like the North American river otter and the pronghorn, once threatened, be able to now thrive.
Climate change is threatening the wildlife legacy we leave for our children. Our changing climate has been impacting young wildlife, essential breeding habitat, and threatening the survival of future generations of wildlife. Puffins in the north are seeing a decreased food supply with the warming ocean temperatures. Monarch butterflies are experiencing disruptions in migratory patterns due to warmer weather. Sea turtles are struggling with rising sea levels. Many other species and their young are feeling the impacts of climate change.
We have an obligation to our children and future generations to address carbon pollution that causes climate change and threatens our wildlife and wild places. It is up to us to preserve our wildlife heritage – for our children’s future.
We must move away from the current reliance on fossil fuels and invest in clean energy solutions that do not pollute. Fortunately, we have the tools and know-how to start making this transition today.
We can protect the next generation of wildlife, by:
The U.S. Senate votes to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund, part of a package that also created more than a million acres of new wilderness and conservation areas in the western United States.Read More
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The National Wildlife® Photo Contest celebrates the power of photography to advance conservation and connect people with wildlife and the outdoors.