"In the end,we conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We willunderstand only what we are taught." - Baba Dioum, Senegalese poet
There is just not enough awarenessabout the beautiful but rapidly declining wildlife globally. There are nosubjects in our curriculum that aim towards creating awareness about ournatural surroundings or other creatures that inhabit our Earth. There is somuch ignorance that surrounds us that most of us cannot even differentiatebetween totally different species, like a Tiger, Leopard, Cheetah or a Lion. Itis about time that we create awareness about what is now indeed an urgent cryfor help. Our Earth is dying a very rapid painful death after what we have doneto her. Years of abuse are finally showing up and if we don’t do something toreverse it soon, we will all bear the consequences of it.
Our indifference towards creatures thatcannot speak for themselves, who have as much right to our Earth as us humans,is shocking. The first step towards doing something is to become aware aboutit. Only with awareness can we reach out to more people and educate them inturn, thus creating further awareness. And only once we know about somethingcan we respect it.
Often we ask ourselves – “ What is itthat I can do alone?” The answer is – “What is it that you can’t?” Each drop inthe ocean counts. Every contribution is significant.
No matter what field we belong to, ifwe chose to do something to conserve our fragile ecosystem we make adifference. If each one of us takes a cause that is close to our heart, we canmake a huge difference, no matter how small we think that contribution mightbe.
I aim to show the beauty that surroundsus and showcase it in front of a wider audience. I aim to show that thisbeauty, which is as much God created as us, needs to be protected andconserved, especially since we are the only voice they have. If we do not takedrastic measures to reverse what we have done to our wild, our children willnot have the chance to ever witness the beauty that our Earth once was.
Children learn what we teach them, whatwe do and what examples we set in front of them. Awareness begins at home. Onlywe can teach compassion and respect for other creatures to our children. We donot have the right to destroy their future.
I hope through my art I can createawareness about our wildlife, reach out to more people, educate them about theneed of the hour and in turn create respect towards all God’s creatures.
That is the motto of Orah Wildlife.
- Archna Singh