Recently our Land Based students visited Severn Valley Country Park to carry out some essential winter maintenance work. Jobs included clearing out gulleys, allowing fresh water to flow and decrease the risk of landslides, plus clearing leaves and other debris from footpaths, ensuring the safety of visitors to the park, as Christmas is an especially busy time!
They were not finished there! They also took the time to look at the many different habitats of the various animals that inhabit the park, ranging from slow worms, various species of birds, snakes and insects, all whilst learning how vitally important it is to protect our local wildlife and preserve the ecosystem.
Wildlife Protection is the practice of protecting wild species and their habitats in order to prevent species from going extinct. Major threats to wildlife include habitat destruction/degradation/fragmentation, over exploitation, poaching, hunting, pollution and climate change. To address these issues, there have been both national and international governmental efforts to preserve Earth’s wildlife.
Climate change is having a devastating effect on the habitats of many species, so an urgent call to action is needed to reduce our carbon footprint!
It is for this purpose that organisations like the WWF carry out their vital work, over the years bringing several species back from the brink of extinction.