The Earth is our home, right? Now imagine this. The plumbing no longer works properly in our home planet and the bathroom is flooded. There is a hole in the roof. The garden has been cemented over. And someone has been playing with the temperature controls! Could you live happily in such a house, where things are falling apart?
But that's what happens on the planet we call home!
Wetlands are being drained, grasslands and forests are being replaced by buildings, rivers being dammed up, sea levels are rising due to melting glaciers, seasons being altered - and everyone knows about the hole in the ozone layer! These changes are so great and damaging that it will be difficult for anyone to live on this planet much longer.
Unfortunately, it’s us, humans, that are causing this damage to the Earth - so it’s up to us to fix it! In order to save the future of our beautiful Earth, we need to know all about her - to look around us, observe the changes that are taking place and come up with ways in which we can help.
The theme of Wild Wisdom 2019 is just this. The theme of Wild Wisdom Quiz 2019 is inspired by Our Planet - a ground-breaking eight-part nature documentary series streaming on Netflix from April 5th, narrated by Sir David Attenborough. A collaboration between WWF, Netflix and Silverback Films, this series showcases the planet's most precious species and fragile habitats as they've never been seen before, from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the diverse jungles of South America. WWF's Living Planet Report, released in 2018, revealed the scale of human impact on our precious natural world. Our Planet shows the true splendor of the natural wonders that we risk losing but will also bring a message of hope: we can still save our planet if we act now.