Join in campaigns to protect the land that is already there, rather than allow for further human development which destroys habitat. Look to see what is happening in your area, and support appeals for help.
Find out about indigenous peoples who are dependent on the land as it is now, and who may be threatened by development or a change in land use. What can we do to fight their corner, and raise awareness of their very existence?
Ask ourselves how our lifestyle choices are affecting land use, not just in the initial choice but subsequent consequences. For example, cattle for meat need land; this is often acquired by clearing forest. The cattle also need feed and water, which also impacts on wildlife habitat. One choice could be to eat less meat or smaller portions. Pay attention to how things are packaged, what’s in them and where they were made.
Put pressure on governments and businesses to stop them destroying critical habitats. Take a look at Rainforest Rescue has an example.