Borneo Marine ConservationCambodia Elephant SanctuaryCosta Rica Sea Turtle ConservationLaos Wildlife SanctuaryNorthern Thailand Elephant SanctuaryPeru Amazon Rainforest ProjectPeru Rainforest Wildlife SanctuaryThailand Elephant Sanctuary

Happy Earth Day | How To Help Conservation Efforts

Happy Earth Day From Globalteer

We want to take this time to wish everyone a Happy Earth Day. We at Globalteer understand just how important our earth is and how important it is to help conserve it.

We were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Sudan, the last Northern White Male Rhino. This made us realize even more just how important it is that we all take on the responsibility to protect the animals and our planet. At Globalteer we work with  conservation projects that deal with the environment and animals.

Saving our Marine Life

The Borneo Marine Conservation Project is designed to help restore coral reefs back into our oceans. Volunteers get a chance to scuba dive off a beautiful island and plant coral into the seabed. Coral is an important part of our environment. It provides marine life with a habitat, protection and food and is vital for the health of our oceans. Unfortunately due to overfishing and water pollution these homes are disappearing leaving a lot of our marine life vulnerable and without a habitat. In addition to helping the world you are also able to gain a certificate in scuba diving, it’s a win win for all!

Protecting the Amazon Rainforest

Even on land, our natural environment is suffering. Forestry and development are having a devastating impact on the Amazon Rainforest. There are at least 40,000 plant species, 427 mammals species, 1,300 types of bird, 378 reptiles species, more than 400 types of amphibians and around 3,000 freshwater fish species that live in the Amazon. With the rainforest being used or cut down these species have nowhere else to go. At the Peruvian Rainforest Project, volunteers travel to Manu National Park and work with staff to help conserve this important ecosystem.

Ensuring The Well-Being Of Our Animals

WWF has an extensive list of endangered and vulnerable species. Unfortunately this list will not get any shorter unless we start doing something about it. Globalteer has partnered with local sanctuaries with the goal to help provide animals with a better home or rehabilitate them to return safely to the wild. In Cambodia and Thailand we work with three Elephant Sanctuaries who care for mistreated elephants and give them a life free from the cruel conditions they were kept in. In Costa Rica at the  Sea Turtle Conservation project volunteers take care of hatchlings, help them reach the ocean safely and help keep their beach home clean and free of pollution. We also work with many other animal sanctuaries dedicated to helping and caring for animals in countries around the world.

Make a positive change

So this Earth Day, be inspired to make a change that is positive for the planet and the creatures that inhabit it. For more information on any of our projects and to find out how you can help the planet by volunteering with conservation projects. From all of us at Globalteer have a happy Earth Day!

Resources:
Amazon statistics sourced on WWF.
List of Endangered Species on WWF.

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