World Nature Conservation Day (WNCD), recognized annually on July 28th, serves as a reminder that natural resources and a healthy environment must be preserved to maintain the well-being of our planet and the stability of society. The degradation of natural resources has led to shifts in weather patterns, a major decrease in natural biodiversity, and the disruption and destruction of wildlife habitats and species. WNCD and IRC share a united goal of protecting plant and animal species that face the threat of extinction, as well as keeping various components of nature such as flora, fauna, energy resources, soil, water and air intact.
As the extinction of plant and animal species is happening more frequently than ever, this date serves as a global call-to-action for all to consider taking conservation measures more seriously. To help combat the threats to our natural resources, IRC hosts and invites the community to participate in a number of stewardship activities that work towards restoring and preserving native species, like the upcoming Quail Hill Loop Trail Enhancement. On August 3rd, join IRC volunteers and staff to help care for mature and newly planted native plants, restoring habitat that will benefit the local wildlife and keep the trail enjoyable for all to explore.
For additional stewardship activities and to learn how to do your part in nature conservation, visit LetsGoOutside.org, IRConservancy.org or follow the Landmarks on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.