Children: What can kids do?

Conservation can't be left just to grown-ups, the power is to kids. You guys have the most power to make a difference.

Look after your local area

All over the world humans have impacts on their surroundings. Some are good but many are bad for nature around them. Make sure you know what effect you have on your environment. By caring for your environment you are helping the world.

Look after your surroundings by:

  • Putting rubbish in the bin
  • Taking recycling home
  • Turning off lights when you leave a room
  • Trying to use less water and power wherever possible

Why not do a litterpick? Get your friends together and if you tell us we will come down and help out.

Learn about animals and where they live

There are lots of animals that need help from humans. Some of these might be in your garden and others might be in another country. Many species are dying out and we will no longer have the chance to see them and learn about them. Species like Roloway monkeys may be gone soon because humans are cutting down the forests they live in to grow palm oil.

Remember that conservation is not only about far away rainforest. Go to your local park to see what animals and plants you can see. Learn a bit about your local nature and help conservation.

Make decisions for the world when you go shopping

Something that you can do is to help remind your parents to buy products without palm oil, here are 4 things that you can buy to be monkey-friendly:

  • Walkers crisps
  • Nairns oatcakes
  • Milka chocolate
  • Colgate toothpaste

Treat the animals in your life with respect

Never keep wild animals as pets. Learn about the pets you do have. Try to think about what you do from their point of view. Be gentle and patient as much as possible.

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