Why Save Endangered Species?
We recognize that all species are here for a reason as part of the ecosystem. Each creature fulfills a niche in this ecosystem. But, is it actually that essential to shield every species from extinction on our earth? Isn’t extinction also a part of life – that’s what people say.
There is a big difference between species that naturally die out and ones which we humans are driving to extinction. Do we really think we can “beat” nature – and why would anyone think that?
A far better understanding of wildlife provides us with a much better understanding of us and our environment. This is certainly true. Many people argues that saving endangered species is having respect for our planet, for understanding that everything deserves a place here on earth.
It’s also true that people generally favour the “cute” animals – the panda, the tiger, the elephant, and our domesticated friends. Just look at all the cat pictures on the web. But snakes, spider, sharks, ants, crocodiles, and even mosquitoes have their place. Without them we upset the equilibrium.
A Concern for Equilibrium
Given that every living creature plays a particular function in the food chain as well as the equilibrium of nature, the whole planet depends on our respect for that balance. Even if we do not know what function a particular creature has, we need to understand that it has taken millions of years for nature to evolve to this point. It gave us these perfect “goldilocks conditions” for life – and yes – our lives. So why do we think it’s ok to upset that perfect balance?
As in the laws of karma, each action has a consequence. Everything really is connected. Science, Physics in particular, is beginning to catch up with this idea. Take a look at Nassim Haramein’s work to see.
A multitude of living creatures interact with other organisms in their environment. In fact, they are dependent on organisms in order to survive. We call this interdependence. For instance, living things that are unable to create their own foodstuff have to consume other organisms for food. Other interactions between living things include symbiotic relationships and resource competition. Did you know, for example, that whale poo keeps the oceans fertile and feeds a plethora of nutrients into creatures in the ocean, keeping them biodiverse?
Nature, Resource of Life
Humans have been able to “innovate” while observing nature. ( is it actually innovating, or in truth, just mimicking nature – see biomimicry ) It is for this additional reason that human beings’ benefit from saving species. A selfish reason, yes. But a reason, nonetheless.
The animal kingdom is key to our our survival package. The research study of a varieties of African frog, Xenopus laevis, was discovered to generate a particle helpful in protecting against infections from body sores. Think of the possibility of the 5,500 known frog varieties and the secrets they hold!
Plants additionally play an important duty in our health and wellness. Of the 150 most common medications 100 of them are plant derivatives or contain “medicinal plants or herbs”. A lot of modern medicine is down to some kind of plant or fungi. (Think penicillin)
Human Wellness and Love of Nature
If human beings do not take activity to maintain our world in its beautiful perfect “Cinderella conditions state” hundreds of varieties will certainly be gone 50 years from now, while those presently plentiful will certainly be dying or dead in the next 75 years. A total collapse of the ecosystem – is that really want we want? Ecocide equate to suicide for us humans. So sad.