Defenders of Wildlife

The Gifts of Wildlife

Wildlife creatures teach and enrich us.

Wildlike creatures offer us a sense of connection to the earth and all of its life forms. We are part of a greater whole, and wildlife helps us to know ourselves in that context. Wildlife teaches us about the wonder and variety of life. Knowledge of these creatures enriches us, deepens our humanity. To our young people knowledge of wildlife teaches respect for life and a sense that we share our planet and bear responsiblity for its care. Finally, wildlife gives us beauty, the beauty of a hawk coasting in flight, of a red fox running, an antelope grazing, an elephant at a watering hole. With the loss of each creature, each species, we are impoverished and our knowledge of life reduced. We need wildlife as fully as wild creatures need us for their intelligent protection for future generations--theirs and ours.


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