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Biodiversity: Why Conserving Wildlife is Important

written by: •edited by: Laurie Patsalides•updated: 2/4/2010

The conservationism of wildlife is incredibly important. Not only does it influence biodiversity with the extinction of species, it also is a natural resource that we are being wasteful of.

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    Biodiversity and Wildlife in Conservationism

    Conservationism of wildlife is often overlooked due to other far more pressing issues that we have to deal with in our day to day lives. The sad part is that there are many species facing extinction due to human influences, such as destroying habitats, damaging ecosystems and wantonly affecting our world without taking responsibility.

    Wildlife is something that truly is amazing to our world. When the species are gone there will be nothing for future generations to admire or appreciate. Not only that but it is a natural resource that generates millions of dollars globally in tourism. It is both beneficial to humanity in terms of viable revenue as well as protecting our ecosystems and the biodiversity aspects of our world. People travel thousands of miles to witness the beauty of wildlife in their natural element. So it is viable to sustain wildlife in terms of a fiscal policy.

    Sadly poaching is a major variable in the wildlife conservationism. Many Rhino's and Elephants are poached for their ivory while the carcasses are left to rot. It is a serious problem with conservationism and the world has actually limited the trade in ivory due to the wildlife being slaughtered.

    An example in Africa of how we are destroying the wildlife in the human capacity can be seen that when there are wars and starvation people look to the wildlife as a way of sustaining themselves. Many animals were slaughtered in Zimbabwe as the local population faced starvation and desperation. Not only that, natural habitats of wildlife face collapse when there is war and unrest.

    The simple truth is that for any ecosystem to survive, one must balance the entire equation. Where one might just see wildlife, it is inherent to the entire ecosystem and sustaining the world. Wildlife fulfills a purpose that we only recognize once it's affected. Then, we need to step in and balance the equation and by then it is usually too late. Conservationism is critical to maintaining ecosystems that we rely on to sustain life as we know it.

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    Wildlife is a Part of the Whole

    When a bio-organism, which serves a certain purpose, is removed with regard to its feeding patterns or way of life, other bio-organisms will become either excessive or fewer to create a balance. Each serves a purpose in the whole, so if they are too rife, then we have to step in and consider culling or exterminating. If the bio-organism becomes extinct it no longer serves its purpose in the ecosystem. As the environment is tampered with, humanity has to take a more active stance in balancing the equation. Where nature balanced itself for thousands of years, we now have to balance the equations which were once intrinsically balanced by nature itself.

    You see nature is in harmony, every variable influences the whole. We have unbalanced the equation and this has led to wildlife that not only is majestic to observe in the wild but can only be found in Game Reserves. Already the world has restricted wildlife to specific areas designated for conservationism. It is only a matter of time before we lose one of the wonders of the world through ignorance and lack of foresight. We have to start looking at conservationism as a reality that needs to be protected and governed correctly. It can no longer survive in nature without the help of humanity.

    Wildlife will be the first to be affected or in need to adapt when global warming becomes a reality. The poisons we introduce into the ecologies are destroying the gift we have been given, life. Conservationism is extremely important, because it not only preserves wildlife for the world, but provides us with the privilege of sharing our home and our very way of life.

    When we see species starting to face extinction, it must be a very bright red flag, which proclaims, "Hey we are on that list as well," in the sense of biodiversity. Conservationism is important as it is the future of species, including our own.






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