The list of seriously endangered animals around the world can be a sobering read and many of the African animals found on that list are some of the most iconic, with the likes of the Black Rhino, Mountain Gorilla, Rothschild’s Giraffe and African Wild Dog now critically endangered. There are also many more lesser known but no less precious creatures facing extinction.
While it may be too late for some species, with the White Rhino now reduced to just two individuals in captivity, there may be hope for some if their fortunes can be turned around. While giving to relevant charities is a great way to help, a safari holiday could also help too. By turning the natural habitat and the creatures that live there into a precious commodity, money from tourism gives locals the chance to make a decent living from the land without having to use potentially destructive farming method. Governments will also be compelled to protect the natural environment as a pillar of their country’s economy, and hopefully give endangered animals a second chance.