Environmental degradation is an alarming trend. Everyone is worried about the current situation. Humanity is meant to conserve and preserve mother nature. But how many times do we engage in poaching activities, or trade in wildlife products? Sometimes we forget about the environment and litter everywhere. Ironically, killing of innocent wild animals is not a big deal to many. Sometimes we develop hatred when we see baboons or monkeys because of their complexion; then contemplate exterminating them.
With the growing human population, there has been a human-wildlife competition. It is true that most natural resources are getting diminished; as compared to the current human population. I think we can device a better way of dealing with the current crisis. The initial step of combating human-wildlife crime is embracing wildlife. Developing a liking for wildlife and the environment will enable us appreciate its aesthetic nature, and the goodness of having them.
Exterminating wildlife can never be a problem. In fact, wildlife is a better source of income to those who hold a treasure for them. Many people have been employed and countries earn a lot of revenue from tourism related activities. Conservation agencies that employ thousands can’t be run if there were no wild animals.
Encroachment on river beds and deforestation has been a grief problem. The results of deforestation are more devastating. With destruction of forests, for instance through charcoal burning among other human activities, we threaten the existence of wildlife.
These animals risks extinction, as in the case of dinosaurs if we can’t take good care of them. We can embark on creating conservation awareness in local communities, since illiteracy has been a great barrier to environmental conservation efforts. Some people lack knowledge on the importance of wildlife.
Conservation efforts should be everyone’s responsibility, not for governments or states. Let us all take responsibility to save mother nature from further destruction!