Wildlife Extra is now part of the Petside Family.
To help educate people about the crucial role that nature and particularly animals have in our lives, Wildlife Extra—once a leading magazine devoted to wildlife and conservation news—provided completely free access to the latest information on animals and their habitats. By sharing important news and information about animals, the goal was to make it easy for everyone to learn about the natural world and how they can help protect it. Aside from wildlife, Wildlife Extra was also interested in the various ways people can improve the quality of life of domesticated animals, including pets such as fish, birds and reptiles. After all, all animals, and particularly pets, enrich our lives in many ways so it’s only fair to want to give back.
Our planet is home to an incredible variety of animal and plant species that make up a complex web of life that provides and supports the natural systems we all—including humanity—depend on to survive. Without the millions of species that we share the Earth with, we wouldn’t have clean air and water, fertile soil, stable climate, food, medicines, and so much more. Quite literally, without this complex ecosystem, there would be no life, including human life, as we know it.
But our planet is in crisis. Climate change is slowly but relentlessly increasing average annual temperatures, affecting wildlife by disturbing the timing of natural events. Agricultural expansion, deforestation, logging, and poaching further destroy flora and fauna, leading to biodiversity loss. This, in turn, has an impact on humans as well, as we globally struggle with climate instability, freshwater shortages, food insecurity, poor health, and many, many more problems. Indeed, the health of natural life-support systems, on which we and other species depend on, is rapidly deteriorating.
Thankfully, all is not lost yet. We have time to turn things around and transform the future of the Earth’s wildlife, seas, forests, and rivers. And the key to success? Wildlife conservation and environment protection. By protecting animals and their habitat, we’ll not only increase biodiversity and decrease animal suffering, but also improve the quality of our own lives by reducing the impact of climate change and improving water, air, and food quality.
And don’ worry, you don’t have to become a scientist or a wildlife biologist to do your part for the animals and their habitats; everyone, including kids and ordinary folk, can help improve our planet. And the first and most important step in the right direction? Understanding how ecosystems work, and how they’re affected by environmental and human influences. This is where education and free access to pertinent information comes in.
That’s why Wildlife Extra has partnered with the Petside Family. To give a voice to the voiceless and protect all life—wild and domesticated animals included—we must all unite. This way, we’ll ensure the future generations of both humankind and animal kingdom can appreciate the natural world and all the species that live within it.