As buildings and roads take the place of forests, deserts, prairies, and savannah, and as human-made calamities threaten habitats, wild animals are forced into ever smaller and more crowded spaces. Around the globe, there is no greater threat to their survival. We can slow this trend and give animals the space they need.
Animals are killed outright when the bulldozers move in. Those who can flee the destruction, face uncertain futures—if they can find a new place to live, it will probably already be occupied by others of their species. Populations are being fractured into smaller and smaller habitat patches, and we don’t yet know how this will affect biological diversity.
But countries around the world are recognizing that, if we want to have wildlife in wild places, these places must be protected and connected so that animals can move between habitats via protected corridors. In your community and state, you can promote slower, smarter development.
The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust protects wildlife by preserving natural habitats. Compassionate landowners across the country have worked with HSWLT to establish more than 100 permanent sanctuaries, where wildlife can continue to thrive for generations.Learn more about the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust
News & Events
June 13, 2016
In advance of the release of Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory, animal protection and conservation groups today urged consumers not to buy fish like Dory, a blue tang, or other wild-caught fish as pets for home aquariums.
November 30, 2015
Before getting a pet turtle, consider the risks to your health, the earth and the animals.
October 21, 2015
Loved by some and hated by others, squirrels are a microcosm of our contradictory relationships with animals. A little understanding goes a long way in appreciating nature's ultimate gardeners.
August 19, 2015
A Humane Backyard without the "Backyard": Create Pocket Habitats by Thinking from Other Species' Perspectives
Even if you only have a patio, balcony or rooftop garden, you can make a big difference for wildlife.