Understanding the Critical Significance of Wildlife Conservation
There used to be minimum human interference on wildlife, when the number of animals was increasing greatly. But with the expansion of settlement, agriculture and industrial developments. This lead to the decrease of wildlife and it put many species on the verge of extinction. We need to conserve wildlife because it helps us in our daily life through medicine, and agriculture, it also allows us to create new job opportunities, and we need to promote and further biodiversity.
Wildlife in itself offers beneficial information to not only improve crops being grown around the world as well as develop more medication or gain more knowledge. We are benefiting from biodiversity in many ways. One way is in agriculture, the diversity in crops protects food supplies from vulnerability to diseases. Saving plants can allow us to use the various types of genetic materials which can be crucial to the modification of crops. Another advantage is a research incentive. The article “Why Wildlife conservation is important” states,’’ More than 50% of the drugs that Americans are currently using are developed from plants, animals, and microbial organisms. The trend is still existent. ” It indicates that if we do not try to preserve biodiversity, it can cause the loss of valuable sources of information used by medical experts.
Another reason we should conserve wildlife that many people overlook, or don’t bring to their attention, is that it creates and maintains jobs. Many people working in a field related to the Wildlife Conservation movement can lose their jobs or not be able to follow their passion if we do not continue to preserve biodiversity. According to the association Conserve Energy Future, Wildlife has helped create thousands of jobs, for example its common to find people working in places where there are wild animals weather its a zoo or a Wildlife conservation center. There are also people who play the role of creating documentation about the life and nature of several wildlife species. BBC. com states,”Sure, it will be sad if there aren't any more cute pandas on the planet, but it's not like we depend on them. Besides, surely it's more important to take care of humans”.
Even though we may not depend on some species they don’t deserve to be treated poorly, and there are many species that we do depend on, for example we have service dogs who help people with disabilities such as visual impairment, hearing impairment, mental illness, etc. Another reason we should conserve wildlife is that we need to promote and further biodiversity. Biodiversity is the variety of life on Earth, it is important because every species in our ecosystem has a particular role to play, for example, they can produce organic material, contribute to the nutritive system of txphe ecosystem, control soil erosion, and act as a protection from the pollution of the atmosphere and regulate climate. According to the article “Biological Diversity” Only one species can provoke a decrease in the capacity of the system to remain preserved in case of degradation. This explains how to loss of one species can create a large impact on our ecosystem, weakening it and making survival harder. Similarly, the Exploring the Environment association adds,”Our biodiversity is very important to the well-being of our planet. Most cultures, at least at some time, have recognized the importance of conserving natural resources. Many still do, but many do not. ” This quote shows the importance of conserving
Preserving the wildlife doesn’t just mean saving the animals or species going extinct. It means educating ourselves on the impact the wildlife holds on our lives and how it’s not only helping us environmentally but also economically. Wildlife itself provides useful information not only to enhance crops being grown around the world, but also to produce more medicines or acquire more expertise. Wildlife conservation also opens up many job opportunities for many people who want to pursue something along those lines, many people would also be out of a job if we stopped preserving biodiversity. Biodiversity is the basis of our ecosystem, it is what allows for all species to live together in this environment.