"There are more than 10 million nonprofits and non-governmental organizations worldwide. If nonprofits were a country, they would have the 5th largest economy in the world." Needless to say, these organizations are extremely important threads in the fabric of our society and not just because of their economic impact, but also because of their social impact. Nonprofits address societal issues by providing programs and services that are not offered by governments or other types of businesses.
Additionally, nonprofits are crucial to democratic participation. They create awareness of issues that are not or are inadequately addressed by laws and public policies. However, "only 3% of nonprofits lobby to advance their missions - compared to 100% that have the legal right to do so."
If you want to learn more about nonprofits, click here to view the Nonprofit Impact Matters report published by the National Council of Nonprofits.
In 1900, approximately 1 million Chimpanzees lived in the wild, today there are less than 340,000.
In 1800 there were 26 million Elephants. In 1900 there were 10 million Elephants. Today there are about 40,000 - 50,000 Elephants.
Wild land mammals only make up 4% of the world’s land mammals; humans account for 34%, and our livestock for 62%.