BIZWORLD:Community & Politics
By Dennis Kelly, CEO Zoo Atlanta
My younger grandsons can’t read our interpretive signs. They don’t understand the word “endangered,” and I don’t know how to explain it to them. I know that the word refers to wildlife that is disappearing from the planet and the loss of wild places and ecosystems so spectacular that people travel great distances to see them before they disappear. But I would not know how to tailor this explanation for a 3-year-old when he turns to me and asks, Why are all the gorillas gone?
Over-consumption of natural resources is threatening some of the world’s most important species.
Conservation is a challenge, and it is easy to feel discouraged. It is also easy to believe that a single person cannot affect change. Conservation is much easier when we believe in our own powers. When we think that everything we do doesn’t matter, we critically undermine our power for change.
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