Aside from the beauty and wonder of other animals like the Siberian tiger or the orangutan, we know that we simply can’t live alone on this earth. Right now, scientists estimate there are around 8.7 million species of plants and animals living with us. Every day, up to 150 species go extinct. You may remember seeing the tears shed in Africa recently when the last Western black rhino died. Besides the emotional sadness we feel when we lose an iconic species, there is the knowledge that we are all part of an interconnected web of life, delicately balanced and dependent on each other for survival.
Together We Can Save Endangered Species
We can help save important species from extinction, even just by the choices we make at the cash register. LN Smith said, “every dollar you spend is a vote for the kind of world you want to leave to your children and grandchildren.” Whether you’re shopping for furniture or food or whatever else you fancy, you can make a difference with every dollar you spend.
She is a CEO who brakes for salamanders, has bottle-fed rescued squirrels and spent her vacation building furniture for a rural school in Costa Rica. She believes in the future and in the people who will build it. A former distance-learning professor at Tulane University with a master’s in environmental health & safety, she turned an interest in forest conservation and endangered species into a growing, local business. She delivers rainforest statistics at breakneck speed, but knows how to slow down and appreciate the beauty of a newly finished piece of heirloom furniture.