Wildlife conservation is an intentional effort to protect endangered species, both animals and plants, including the natural habitats as well. Conserving our natural habitats will ensure that the future will be enjoyable both for wildlife and humans alike. The term ‘wildlife’ doesn’t necessarily mean wild animals only all forms of undomesticated life, including plants, birds and even bacteria. In order to create a perfect balance in the ecosystem and the earth, it is very important that we conserve the wildlife. There are a million reasons why we should conserve our wildlife, we have listed 5 of the these reasons. They include:
1. Medicinal Value
A lot of of medicines we use on a day to day basis are made from juices extracted from plant species. Some of the common meds will include aspirin, morphine, penicillin among many others. Animals also are known for producing important components that could be used for medicinal purposes. For example, a cobra’s venom is used as an ingredient in making a cure for leprosy while lobsters are used as anti-fungals.
2. Pollination and farming
Small animals like bees and birds depend on nectar from plants’ flowers. In return they help will pollinating these plants and thus keep the processes going. These bees, birds and small insect do this by carrying the pollen grains from one plant to the next. The process of pollination is the basis of crop production. Therefore, these animals are very important to human survival and should be conserved as well. Here is why bees are so important.
3. Tourism Attraction and Recreation
Safaris, nature walks, fishing and even bird watching are always an awesome pass-time activities. Anyone who enjoys these activities should be very wary and conserve the environment. Drying lakes have led to the reduction in the number of flamingos and other lake dependant animals. Conserving rivers will ensure that trees and forests continue to thrive and we will continue enjoying those relaxing nature walks and bird watching.
A lot of species interdependant on each other through the food webs or food chains. If one species becomes extinct, there is the risk of losing several other species down the food chain. To maintain the this biodiversity, it is therefore very important that we conserve the wildlife. The least important animals or plants to humans will be the most important source of survival for another species that is important to us.
5. Healthy Ecosystem
Plants give out oxygen that is very ideal for human survival. Micro=organisms ensure that the soil remains fertile for agricultural with worms replenishing the soil nutrients. Hawks and other scavenger birds get rid of the dead carcasses and thus helping keep our environment clean and healthy.