Take active part in conservation. Here are some things you can do wherever you are:
- Take time to understand the environmental issues around you; the crisis facing us. Share knowledge and spread awareness amongst your family, friends, mates and acquaintances.
- Plant as many trees as you can. Learn about appropriate species of trees suitable for your area. Avoid cutting down trees.
- Use water wisely. Do not destroy water catchment areas.
- Save energy. Adopt energy saving mechanisms such as switching off lights when not in use, energy saving bulbs. Use renewable energy.
- Do not litter. Dispose of waste carefully. When in a vehicle (public or private) do not toss litter through the window.
- Engage the older generation in your community. Find out how the generations before us applied indigenous knowledge in the management of natural resources and protection of vulnerable species.
- Provide information on crimes such as illegal logging, illegal hunting, poaching or any environmental or wildlife crimes. Report criminals in your area to authorities
- Engage in sustainable consumption and production. Buy environmentally friendly products as well as items produced in an ecofriendly manner.
- Support – through skills, in-kind, monetary and intellectual property donations – individuals and grassroots organizations leading conservation efforts in your community as well as initiatives aimed at improving the environmental conditions around you.