From the majestic lion to the tiniest but marvelous worker bee, this wildlife variation is what we want our future generations to see and enjoy. We want them to enjoy the flora and the fauna we enjoy now. However, our human activities are the major culprit to the deteriorating wildlife in our world today. Over the last few years, these activities have seen many species come close to extinction.
Poachers are greatly responsible for putting horned species like the rhinoceros and elephants close to extinction. However, other factors like deforestation and overpopulation are also responsible for the worsening wildlife condition. Fortunately, we can do something about it; it’s not time to call it quits!
To curb the harm done to our wildlife, ecology in wildlife conservation and management is necessary. It also comes with its benefits to both wildlife and humans alike.
If a particular species of our flora and fauna goes extinct, there is no time to replace them, and we are only left with stories and pictures to show our future generation. The wildlife population has decreased by 68% in the last four decades, thanks to human activities like infrastructure, manufacturing, and many more.
This is why wildlife conservation is essential both to the wildlife and to us as humans.
Small animals and, in particular, insects and birds fly from one place to another, transferring pollen grains from one plant to another. These pollen grains help in the continuation of plant growth and the continuation of native plant species.
The conservation of these small animals ensures that native plant species do not go extinct but promotes the continuity of the plant species.
Did you know that the Cobra venom is a potent ingredient used to cure leprosy? Well, cobra venom is one of the advantages that come from animals to us as humans. Apart from plants, animals too can provide the medicinal value we need in our life. Lobsters, too, can be used as antifungals and treat fungi in the body. This means wildlife conservation can also improve our health as humans since medicine will be abundant for many illnesses.
The conservation of wildlife also includes taking care of their habitats, thus aiding in pharmaceutical research.
People go on holidays to places where they can view wildlife in their natural habitat. It is beautiful to see the wildlife in their natural habitats. By wildlife, we mean that people will also take walks in the park just to watch the growing flowers. Wildlife also provides an aesthetic picture of our world. It has been reported many times that people who love the outdoors are less likely to experience anxiety. Therefore, conserving wildlife allows us to continue enjoying the beauty of nature worldwide.
The most fundamental function of wildlife conservation to the human population is to improve food security. Wildlife conservation, as we said, includes conserving habitats. Conserving these natural habitats from deforestation and degradation helps to enhance food security. Ecology in wildlife conservation and management of their natural habitats supports agricultural activities, thus improving food security.
Conservation of the wildlife habitat helps limit the effects of deforestation. We know that forests are responsible for storing the carbon that would otherwise be released into the air causing more carbon to be released into the atmosphere. Apart from conserving their habitat, the animals too can really be of great help in reducing deforestation.
Consider the frequent wildfires that cause deforestation; most of these wildfires are spread fast because of the vast areas of dry grass. Plant-eating animals, however, can reduce the amount of grass that can cause great wildfires.
Tourism improves the GDP of nations that have wildlife conservation centers and also because of their natural habitats. Countries like Costa Rica, Australia, Brazil, and South Africa have greatly benefited from revenue generated by wildlife tourism. In fact, the tourism sector only is known to hold 10.4% of the global GDP; this means that if we do not take care of our wildlife, we will be greatly affecting our world’s economy.
Ecology in wildlife conservation and management has helped increase job availability in the wildlife sector. More and more people are getting hired for different jobs in zoos, game parks, and more in wildlife conservation centers. Also, as ecology research keeps advancing, many people keep getting jobs from the research centers, thus helping create jobs in the wildlife conservation and management centers.
Wildlife conservation is far more important than we think. There are also many benefits related to wildlife conservation that we may see later as we progress in the wildlife conservation efforts. The best way to experience these benefits in our generation is to start conserving our wildlife as soon as now!
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