As a result of rapid economic development, 16 of the world’s 20 most polluted cities are now in China. A recent study by China’s Center for Disease Prevention and Control reported that more than 17 provinces in China show heavy air pollution that negatively impacts over 600 million people. Pollution from transportation, city-generated waste, food production, and energy production and usage are elevating China’s exposure to catastrophic habitat destruction, natural resource exhaustion and climate change.
Though residents in cities such as Beijing are in accord that climate change is a problem, roughly 1 in 3 people still feel that tackling climate change is not their responsibility. A 2013 survey showed that less than 13% of residents were able to name five simple and effective things they could do to help protect the environment.
With the rise of China’s middle class, younger generations hold the key to China’s climate change future.
Our UK team develops Public Service Announcements, conservation films, educational materials, research reports and collateral for use across the global WildAid network. We also work to identify national and international partners, supporters and collaborators; building relationships, raising awareness and funds for WildAid’s global campaign to reduce the demand for wildlife parts and products.
Since 2008, WildAid Canada has been active in building partnerships with business, educators, and governments throughout the country. We are pursuing a variety of initiatives designed to counter the multi-billion dollar illegal international trade in wildlife products and to implement national programs to reduce the human threat to wildlife.
The Galapagos Archiplego's location, 600 miles off the West Coast of Ecuador, has resulted in the evolution of a unique ecosystem. A unique set of currents and trade winds also brought an unusual variety of plant species to the Islands. Over 20% of the terrestrial and marine species in the Galapagos Islands are found nowhere else on Earth. Approximately 444 fish, 150 bird, and 24 marine mammal species and 28,000 people inhabit the Galapagos Islands.
Our campaigns focus on reducing the human threat to endangered species. These animals have existed on our planet for millions of years and usually sit at the top of their food chains with no natural predators – except humans. People are the problem – but people are also the solution.
Our network of supporters, partners, ambassadors, volunteers, and donors has a unified voice powerful enough to make a difference.
There are many ways you can get involved. We look forward to hearing from you.