1000 Flowers for the Planet - #204 Volunteer at a Wildlife Reserve
All around the world we have wildlife reserves supported by dedicated people who care about animals and their future on this planet. As humans take more and more land for farming and urban sprawl, animals are left with less space to roam, to feed and to multiply. Wildlife reserves are becoming ever more important to the survival of many species, yet often they are not financially supported by governments, or receive minimal funding. If you have a love of animals and a wildlife reserve exists near where you live, consider giving some of your time to volunteer and contribute to the preservation of your native species and perhaps some from distant lands as well. The rewards will be many, as you do your bit towards saving endangered species, or protecting animals from poachers.
Volunteers can take on appropriate tasks that suit each individual. You might be able to offer veterinary assistance, prepare food, become a tour guide, clean enclosures or do general maintenance – every task is as important as the other to make the whole reserve function well. You will meet like-minded people, make new friends, enjoy the company of the animals you’re assisting, learn new things and above all, help save the beautiful animals the reserve is protecting. That’s a good service to the planet.