Dr. Chloe Wilde is our wildlife biologist. She studied ecology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Her favorite topic of study is conservation. Dr. Wilde is passionate about learning about and teaching others about how they can help wild cat populations, including reducing their use of products with palm oil in them. Though Carolina Tiger Rescue does not have any, Dr. Wilde’s favorite animal to study is the clouded leopard.

Dr. Chloe Wilde Blog Post 4/22/2022

Earth Day was first established in the United States on April 22, 1970, to bring up issues of environmental responsibility and as a way to get the public more involved in environmental concerns. Rallies took place across the country and by the end of the year the U.S. government had created the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). By 1990, Earth Day was an event celebrated by more than 140 countries.

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This Earth Day, I want to challenge you all to celebrate and protect the planet at the same time! There are many ways to make a difference, here is just a few!

  • Recycle and Reuse: The number of garbage trucks we fill each year in America would stretch halfway to the moon, and many things take years to break down in landfills. When possible, think about ways to repurpose or reuse items before they end up in the landfill.
  • Plant a Tree: It is estimated that roughly 15 billion trees are cut down in the world every year. By planting a tree you can provide healthy air to breath, food and shelter for animals and even shade to reduce the need for air conditioning.
  • Turn Off Lights: Most of our electricity is produced from our environment and often it comes from fossil fuels that contribute to climate change. Do your best to conserve energy, by only using light when you need it.
  • Limit Water Usage: Drinkable water is a limited resource and less than one percent of the water on earth can be used by humans. Try turning off the faucet when you brush your teeth, you can conserve up to eight gallons of water a day.
  • Community Service: With a parent’s permission, volunteer to pick up trash at a local park or organize a recycling drive.
  • Spread the Word: Talk to your friends and family members about what changes you are making this Earth Day and ask them to join in on the fun!

There are many ways to make difference not just on Earth Day, but every day, to ensure the health and longevity of the planet we all live on.