1000 Flowers for the Planet - #139 Preserve Your Native Fauna
I am so proud to be Australian and take a great deal of pleasure from the gorgeous and unusual animals we have in my country. They are completely unique to us and for this reason it is incredibly important that we preserve them, look after them, and ensure their survival way into the future. Of all the countries in the world, I think Australia has the most diverse and unique range of native fauna. We should be leaders in demonstrating how best to care for the creatures with whom we share a nation. Nature knows the best way for biodiversity to thrive. Nature is able to balance flora and fauna with weather patterns, landscapes and water availability. When we interfere with this balance we threaten the existence of species. We have a great deal of knowledge making us capable of doing the right thing by our fauna, and hence ourselves, yet we more often choose to do the wrong thing because it’s easier.
Think more about the animals that inhabit your corner of the world, and the impact you are having on them, then see what you can do that is the ‘right’ thing by your native fauna. Every positive action helps.