Among the latest in a long series of global environmental crises, habitat for humanity and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WNFN) have joined forces to combat the destruction caused by invasive species. WNFN is part of the suite of organisations, the World Conservation Union (WCA) and the World Forum on Wildlife Conservation under the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). This alliance is dedicated to preserving the richness of wildlife and their habitats. The programme is funded through the Conservation Priority Factors programme (established within the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora). This programme helps to increase knowledge on the conservation status of various species, their respective rarity and population numbers, their interactions with humans, etc. It also gives information on the conservation status of threatened and endangered ecosystems and how they can be protected.
Habitat for Humanity is a truly global organisation. It has galvanised and activated organisations from all over the world that work towards conserving the richness of our species’ habitat. One such organisation is WNFN. Amongst other projects, habitat for humanity has helped to create the “Bridget National Park”. The park is situated in Bridgend, Wales, in the south western corner of England. In this park, the focus is on the species’ migration patterns and conservation within the region.
Habitat for humanity also works to prevent extinctions. On an individual basis, every individual has a role to play in helping to maintain the health and survival of biodiversity. Through programmes such as Biodiversity Action Plans, we can work towards creating and strengthening ecosystems that will support a higher level of natural migration. There are two main factors that determine species migration. They are temperature and the quality of the air. Since temperature and air quality changes rapidly, it is important to take immediate action to save the species that are at risk.
Another WNFN initiative is Habitat for Humanity Scotland. There, a team of volunteers works round the clock to help conserve the habitats of Scotland’s wildlife. Scotland is home to a number of rare species of flora and fauna. These species migration in search of suitable habitat that can sustain their natural reproduction.
In order to help achieve this, there are a number of protected areas in Scotland which are known to support natural migration. Some of these areas include the west Highlands, Loch Ness and the Trossachs. In fact, it has been found that birds actually prefer to stay in these beautiful habitat areas instead of flying from their wintering grounds to their destinations in southern Scotland. Similarly, there are certain habitats that are particularly important to otters, with their special type of slipper.
In order to boost these areas and protect them from encroachment by humans, Habitat for Humanity Scotland has been working hard on improving the conditions of the soil and planting trees and bushes. In addition, they also work towards enhancing the habitat of certain species of birds and animals. This is important, as studies have shown that the presence of a large variety of such species can actually increase the overall richness of an area.
One important example is of the reintroduction of the black tail skin to its natural habitat in Argyll and Bute. This is a giant species of snake, with an average length of around 17 feet. Not only does this provide a protected home for the giant snake, it also means that there will be a greater chance of seeing other types of snakes during this exciting period.
This isn’t the only work Habitat for Humanity is doing to preserve Scotland’s wildlife and environment. They also try and encourage the tourism industry to benefit from the natural resources available. They’ve created a number of nature parks and nature trails. In an effort to protect these sites, many of these parks offer guided tours of these areas.