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Make a positive impact this Biodiversity Day

Did you know that South Africa is the third most biodiverse country in the world? It is home to 10% of the world’s plant species and 7% of the world’s reptile, bird, and mammal species!

Biodiversity refers to the variety of living beings on Earth – all the different plants and animals, from the tiniest micro-organism to the tallest tree and biggest mammal, and the ecosystems they are part of. Biodiversity is the foundation on which we build our lives and surroundings, and we know that ecosystems that have a wide variety of plants and animals tend to be healthier than those that don’t, and their inhabitants are better able to adapt to changing conditions. If we want to survive and thrive In our rapidly changing world, it is now more crucial than ever that we ensure our ecosystems are functional, and to do this, we must act now to conserve our biodiversity.

On 22 May each year, the International Day for Biological Diversity (Biodiversity Day) is celebrated to recognise the importance of biodiversity and consider how we humans impact biodiversity and how we can prevent its destruction. This year’s theme is “We’re part of the solution” because we can have a positive impact on biodiversity and contribute towards a brighter and more sustainable future.

What can you do for biodiversity?

For 47 years, the Endangered Wildlife Trust has worked to conserve South Africa’s biodiversity and ensure a promising future for its people. We could not have done this without your support, but there is always more to be done. We have set a goal to raise #R22kBefore22May, which will go towards conserving endangered species, protecting their habitats, and benefitting people.

Have a positive impact and be part of the solution by donating to the EWT.

Every share, and every cent, counts when it comes to protecting forever, together.

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