The human forces that drive wildlife and biodiversity loss pollution, habitat destruction and degradation, overfishing and hunting, overpopulation never rest, so neither does Endangered Species International (ESI).
Species extinction and biodiversity loss including degradation have not received the crisis treatment from our leaders, despite the fact that it destroys lives and a healthy and living earth.
In 2014 ESI created and strengthened protection areas and provided direct help and protection for over 250 threatened plants and animals, including western gorilla, Philippine tarsier, island frog, and many coral species. We achieved habitat and wildlife conservation in various parts of the world, often where no others groups work.
However, we need your support more than ever to sustain our conservation momentum and respond to wildlife and habitat threats. Poachers killed a record number of rhinos in South Africa last year, lions are nearly extinct in West Africa, the Chinese puffer fish is almost extinct and a Turkish fish, the Gölçüktoothcarp, is now extinct.
ESI wants 2015 to be full of good news for habitats and endangered species saving the magnificent diversity of life on earth. ESI efforts are making a real difference on the ground, proving that endangered species can recover when there is support for habitat conservation, reforestation, education, patrols to ward off poachers, law enforcement and other vital interventions. We need to reconnect people with nature and make sure they love nature as much as we do. Thats why education, awareness, volunteer involvement on the ground will continue to be an important part of our work.
None of our hard work would have been possible without your help. My deepest thanks go out to you for fighting with us to preserve the wild. Thank you in advance to all of you who will join us this year!