We learned recently that we are going to be grandparents again! Our older daughter is expecting her second child in January, shortly after her son turns 13. I am thrilled beyond belief, but it also makes me even more worried about the future of our planet.
Yesterday, I read a wonderful post by DRTravelBlog about how bloggers Devon and Robbie were adopting a snow leopard through the WWF’s website. When I followed the link, I was shocked to learn how many species were available for symbolic adoption. These species are all at risk of extinction, and I thought it was important that we all considered doing our part.
Below are the species in distress with links to each animal’s page and, frankly, the most emotionally manipulative photos I could find. Look, I am getting nothing out of this, but I hope that something below speaks to you, and you feel moved to help. We’ve made a terrible mess of this planet, but maybe it’s not too late. The species are arranged below by threat level, with the most perilously-positioned listed first. Adopt an animal, or don’t, whatever seems right for you. But if nothing else, will you consider sharing this on your blog or other social media?
These animals deserve a chance, and I hate the idea of future generations growing up without ever seeing them alive. Please do what you can.