Our planet is distinct from any other in our galaxy because of its uniquely habitable atmosphere. Its seas and land masses are home to an abundance of creatures. Both human beings and wildlife belong to the larger group of living things called animals. Animals are dependent on both their habitat and each other for survival. The preservation of wildlife is both vital and meaningful for human beings and can be justified from a moral, ecological, and economic standpoint.
From a moral aspect, everything has the right to survive.
Wild animals have their society and we have ours and to a larger extent, these societies are interdependent. Yet the human instinct has become increasingly destructive to the point where the natural world is threatened. How would we feel if some powerful creatures from another planet came to destroy the earth? It is immoral for one community of animals to stamp out another.
From an ecological point of view, the extinction of wild animals adversely and significantly affects the ecosystem.
Destruction of one group of animals enriches the soil, making it fertile for plant life which may be the food source of another animal group. If the primary level of life is destroyed, starvation may well threaten the secondary level. Our ecosystem is based on this type of chain’: extinction of one level might trigger a whole series of ecological calamities.
From an economic perspective, the extinction of wild animals can be a blow to business. Suppose a lack of fertile land meant that sheep were unable to graze and consequently faced extinction.
Many important commodities are produced as a result of sheep farming and these businesses would also be threatened. In such a case, the extinction of a species is akin to throwing money away.
There is no doubt that this valuable world of ours is under threat. We should think about how we can preserve and nourish all earthly life forms to ensure a productive ecological system. Care and forethought are vital as we approach a new century and further develop our technological knowledge.