Why Wildlife Conservation is Important Today ? – Find Out The Reasons
Wildlife is a precious gift of God to this World. ‘Wildlife’ not only indicates to wild animals but all undomesticated lifeforms which includes birds, insects, plants, fungi and even microscopic organisms are also considered. Animals, plants and marine species are equally important as human’s are for a healthy ecological balance on this earth.
Each and every organism on this earth have their own unique place in food chain. which further helps to contribute to the ecosystem in their own way.
But its very unfortunate and sad, that today most of the animals and birds are getting endangered.
Today the natural habitats of animals and plants are being destroyed by humans either for land development or for farming purpose. Along with this Poaching & hunting of animals for fur, jewelry, meat and leather are other great factors responsible for wildlife extinction.
If no major step is taken by the government of various countries all across the world to save wildlife, it would not be long when they will find a place only on the list of extinct species.
And that will not be all !!! The extinction of wildlife life will certainly have a worse impact on human race as well. So its our responsibility to save the wildlife, our planet & our own selves.
Important steps which needs to taken to conserve wild life are:
Most important thing which needs to be looked into is animal suffering as they are keep captive. Let’s give you an example Elephants are being used in South Asia for tourism and why is that? no answers right. Just for earning money in sake of the poor elephant blessings and food? orangutans are being cruelly used in Indonesia for boxing shows is that right? In short the suffering caused to the animals by these activities is a major reason for decline in the population of these species.
Human activities like poaching and hinting should be completely stopped regardless of any animal. Over the last four decades, human activities have greatly pushed some animal species to near extinction with an estimated loss of about 10,000 species per year accounting for the loss of half of the world’s wildlife population.
For example, poachers are the main reason for putting some horned animals like rhinoceros and elephants to near extinction in Africa with a good example being the white rhinoceros in Kenya. Environmental/climatic change causing regular dry seasons and flooding, deforestation, overpopulation, and consumer culture are equally responsible for wild life extinction.
Conserving Wild Life for Medicinal Value
No doubt plants are the major sources of medications, but some animals are also vital in the production of medications. For example, the venom from cobra is an important ingredient in making the medications for leprosy while lobsters can be used as anti fungals.
Conserving wildlife here, also means conserving their natural habitats including trees and vegetation, which is the main source for medicinal research and the sustainability of the major pharmaceutical industries.
Protecting Biodiversity and Species in endangered
In forests or rather in jungles, most of the animals depend on each other through food chains and food webs. For example, carnivore animals like lions, cheetahs, and leopards depend on herbivores like antelopes for their survival. If antelopes become extinct in the jungle, the effect can be detrimental to the survival of the big cats.
It will have a bad effect on the survival of other herbivores in the forest, as the big cats will depend on the remaining animals for their survival, which further can reduce the population of big animals like giraffes.
Wildlife also plays a significant role in keeping the environment clean and healthy. Many micro-organisms, bacteria, slime moulds, fungi and earthworms feed on plant and animal wastes, decomposing them and releasing their chemicals back into the soil, thus, replenishing it with nutrients which further are taken up by roots of plants enabling them to grow and develop.
Save the Wild Life. Why Wildlife Conservation is Important
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