World Wildlife Day 2018

World Wildlife Day 2018 Big Cats: Predators Under Threat

World Wildlife Day 2018 Big cats: predators under threat

World Wildlife Day 2018 – Today is the 3rd March, and it is the World Wildlife Day.

This day is promoted by the United Nations, probably will become a very important date. And what we hope so, never like now it was clear the importance of the biodiversity. We want to start talking about the official message of the Secretary-General António Guterres.

Our opinion is that there is three focus point in this short message:

First focus point

‘The story is similar for all the big cats. They are collectively under threat from habitat loss, climate change, poaching, illicit trafficking, and human-wildlife conflict. We are the cause of their decline, so we can also be their salvation.’

There are no more doubts, if we want to understand the problem, we need to accept our responsibility. And we must do at the global level, we need to develop a collective awareness.

In the last decades, it has a continuous hide the problem. The major sport was to give responsibility each other. To protect the big cats is meaning protect the biodiversity. Protect the biodiversity is meaning build a better world, a better tomorrow, why don’t we do?

Second focus point

The message says: ‘Ultimately, the solution to saving big cats and other threatened and endangered species. It is conservation policy based on sound science and the rule of law. It must also give full consideration to the needs of local people. When local communities and economies benefit from wildlife conservation, strategies are much more likely to succeed.’

In this part, it talks about ‘sound science’. It is true is crucial to have very deep studies from very authoritative scientists. Is necessary a cooperation with the same spirit of Geneva’s CERN.

There, thousands of scientists and technicians from everywhere work together.  Even from countries in fighting each other like Palestine and Israel. This quantity of people works thinking about the goa. Just the science is important.

To involve the local communities is fundamental. Anyway, it is a very difficult challenge, because the communities are most times poor. And they are managed by politics mostly times corrupted and avid. Is possible to observe this in many Africa’s countries. However, even Asia and more places spread in the world are afflicted.

So we think the base of the operation is to create a global awareness. And to convince the countries to work together. So any single country can be isolated if they don’t agree with the global conservative politic.

Thirth point

“Many brave park rangers and law enforcement officers are fighting wildlife crimes in the field, putting their lives at risk to protect our most threatened species. But wildlife conservation is a shared responsibility’.

There are many people, volunteers, ranger, activists who work risk his life daily. And they do for to permit a better life in our world. Like many times we told, is not necessary to become activist or ranger to help our planet. It is activism even to promote the protection culture. Or it is activism even to asks to our politics a good green politic.

Even to contribute to sustaining a project of safeguarding is activism. We are billions, we can change this world whenever we want. But we need to be together, all in the same direction, all for the same goal.

So choice you kind of activism and do something.

In conclusion

World Wildlife Day 2018

Big cats: predators under threat

Below here you can see the majors species of Big Cats under threat. We show even The IUCN classification and the population decline.

Source: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Cheetahs, jaguars, leopards, lions, pumas, snow leopards and tigers.

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Snow Leopard

A very special Big Cat More about Snow Leopard

IUCN VU
IUCN red list classification as vulnerable
Snow Leopard
Snow Leopard – photo by Eric Kilby Licence CC2

Cheetah

The speedest terrestrial animal. More about cheetah

IUCN VU
IUCN red list classification as vulnerable
Cheetah Serengeti
Archive photo Wild Animals In Wild Lands

 

African Lion

The King of the forest. More about the African lion.

IUCN VU
IUCN red list classification as vulnerable
Lions Masai Mara Kenya
Archive photo Wild Animals In Wild Lands

 

Leopard

An elegant great predator. More about leopard.

IUCN VU
IUCN red list classification as vulnerable
Leopard Kenya
Archive photo Wild Animals In Wild Lands

Jaguar

A South America’s Big Cat.

IUCN NT
IUCN red list classification as near threatened
Jaguar Argentina
Jaguar Argentina – public domain picture

Tiger

The queen of the Big Cats. More about Siberian tiger .

IUCN EN
IUCN red list classification as endangered
Siberian Tiger
Siberian Tiger                             Author Appaloosa   CC3 licensed

 

Puma

The king of the mountains.

IUCN LC
IUCN red list classification as Least Concern

 

 

Puma North America
Puma North America                                   Author Bas Lammers Licenced CC2

 

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