Earth’s Rich Resource-Wildlife



Earth is the only planet in the universe rich in natural resources. The greatest resources of the earth are forests and wildlife. We are fortunate that we are a part of this beautiful world. Wildlife refers to plants, animals, birds and other living creatures in a natural habitat. Normally they are not domesticated and continue to exist on their own until they die and are replaced by their young ones.

If we look around the globe, there are continents that value the aesthetic qualities of wild life. South America is one of the richest in wildlife. It is a home to condors and rheas and has a vast variety of mammals, reptiles and snakes, anacondas being the most well known. Africa is home to elephants, hippopotamuses, rhinoceros and crocodiles. Australia is famous for its marsupials. North America has reindeer, arctic foxes and polar bears among other animals.

The existence of the natural ecosystem depends on the balance between natural vegetation, wildlife and human beings. Wildlife is the special aspect of the earth and therefore needs to be conserved. One needs to recognize the importance of conserving the wildlife; otherwise our future generations will be left with no resources to enjoy.

Since the past few years, people have been encroaching upon most natural regions. The ecological balance between living beings is under threat. It is their vanity and obscure beliefs that pose threat to wildlife. For example, people pay huge sums of money to get medicine prepared from tiger body parts. The false belief that these medicines reverse ageing is just threatening the tiger population in the world. Similarly, several species of wildlife have been declining due to this very reason.

The depletion of wildlife and natural habitat has resulted in excessive carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, leading to global warming. Unless constructive steps to reverse global warming are taken, a large number of species will be included in the list of wildlife population that is on the brink of extinction. Other barriers like pollution, over hunting and deforestation should be overcome to save wildlife and natural habitat. However increasing human population is constantly putting pressure on forested areas endangering a large number of birds and animals.

It is a matter of great concern. It is time that people should understand the importance of these natural habitats and take steps to protect them. The World Wide Fund for nature (WWF) is an international organization which promotes the welfare and protection of wildlife especially the endangered species. The best methods and conservation science has been used by WWF to find the solution in order to save the marvelous creation on our planet. Many National Parks, Sanctuaries and Bioreserves have been set up to provide a safe home to wild animals where they can live safely and grow in number. It has not only helped to conserve biodiversity, restore ecological balance but has also helped to support people through livelihood opportunities. Already it has been successful in bringing back many species of animals from the verge of extinction.

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