Many of us have seen images of enormous flocks of birds congregating in marshes, herds of wildebeest, zebra, and Thomson’s gazelle migrating through Africa, along with our most iconic species–tigers, elephants, giraffes, and rhinos. All of these species are imperiled. But it’s not just endangered species or threatened species we should care about — land animals, sea creatures, and plants around the world have seen their numbers severely reduced. All of our plants and animals have value in themselves and are part of the web of life. Without them, our own species might not survive.
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Learn more about why we need to protect all species
Find out more from our fact sheet on declining species
The focus of Earth Day 2019 is protection of our species. Earth Day Network is undertaking a campaign to elevate understanding and foster action to stop the decimation of species around the globe.
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