Wildlife conservation in Africa has been Biologists Without Borders primary mission, including anti-poaching support, habitat acquisition and land rehabilitation. However, in the course of our work, we have come to realize that climate change represents a major impact that could further push vulnerable species to extinction. Increasing temperatures, massive floods, and droughts have been devastating the habitats that support wildlife. Food sources are dwindling and migration patterns are being disrupted at an alarming rate.
These extreme events are threatening all areas of life across Africa. But it is NOT Africa that is creating this threat! It is primarily the United States, China, and other industrialized countries that emit massive amounts of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) daily. Consequently, Biologists without Borders is broadening our scope to address this serious threat.
Our first project has been the production of an eye-opening, animated video that reveals the massive amounts of greenhouse gases created by cows worldwide. That’s right. Cows! See how their release of Methane, a very powerful GHG, is comparable to CO2 emissions from all the cars, trucks, airplanes and more!
Please post this video to your social media sites to help spread the word.