Scientists are aware of the immense potentials of various life-forms existing on the earth. Our planet’s requirements and services depend mainly on the biological resources. Biological resources not only provide us nourishment, clothing, housing, fuel and medicine but also meet our several other requirements. Therefore the knowledge of biodiversity is of immense utility in planning sustainable livelihood and conserving the natural resources. SIGNIFICANCE OF BIODIVERSITY: The biodiversity found on Earth today is the result of approximately 3.5 billion years of evolution.
Secondly, indigenous knowledge draws on local possessions. People rely mostly on their local resources than dealers from the outside as outside dealers can be very expensive and not ready available when in need. This knowledge and principles embedded in forbids, myths folklore, cultural practices and traditional institutions that is indigenous knowledge, it controls the way nature and humanity interacts. By so doing this will help people to take care of their environment. (Chingwenya & Manatsa, 2007).There are different examples of indigenous knowledge for example; weather forecasting, methods of ploughing, rain harvesting and also how to perform certain
Types of Biodiversity Conservation All living things on earth are a fragment for a balance circle of the ecosystem. It comprises all species and genetic variation on earth of which includes homo sapiens as well. Biodiversity in general is good for all forms of organism existing in any environment as it promotes an environment of enhanced in the stability of resources plus a more sustainable equilibrium. Human depends on biodiversity not only for food and shelter but also for relaxation and inspiration. With that being said, it is clear that biodiversity is the foundation for the human health.
The loss of biodiversity often reduces the productivity of ecosystems and weakens their ability to deal with natural disasters such as floods, droughts, and hurricanes, and with human- caused stresses, such as pollution and climate change. Today the ecological threat is greatest with continuing loss, fragmentation and degradation of habitats. The biodiversity is fast heading towards complete annihilation (IUCN 2000). Loss of habitats is the principal cause of the present high rate of global extinction and poses a severe threat to all ecosystems (UNEP-WCMC 1998). Keeping in view its tremendous value, efforts are being made to conserve biodiversity around the
The animals, plants, landscape, and other environmental elements play a major role in the religion of Native Americans. Many of the legends passed down were an attempt to explain events that occured in nature. Native American religion includes a number of practices, ceremonies, and traditions. These ceremonies are in honor of a number of events. The practice of taking certain hallucinogens was commonly used to gain greater insight or to communicate with the gods.
The loss of biodiversity causes reduced food supplies, health problems, loss of resources and the loss of balance of the ecosystem. The loss and extinction of biodiversity has a direct to human beings because humans depend on biodiversity for sources of food, health and other necessities. If biodiversity is lost, humans may not survive (“How does Biodiversity”, para 7). As stated by Bove, the balance of the ecosystem would also be lost because different species are interdependent with one another (para 6). If one goes extinct, one would lose their source of food or shelter, then they, too, might disappear and then the cycle goes
If we lose these characteristics (an animal gets extinct) we might lose another animal, thus decreasing our overall biodiversity. If we lose too much, humans might become endangered as well, for we are part of this earth and its biodiversity. The most important topics that are related to our environment shall be discussed in today’s paper are, the Human impact on the environment, conserving the environment, animal hunting and its negative consequences on the ecosystem. They shall all be discussed, and
Over fishing can also cause exploiting and illegal trade of wildlife is also negatively influencing such species. Loss of biodiversity The major cause which can be attributed to of the loss of biodiversity is the influence that humans have on the world’s ecosystem. It is well observed fact that the human beings have altered the environment deeply along with the modification of territory leading to directly exploiting the species like by fishing and hunting. This has led to altering the bio-geochemical cycles and causing the species to transfer from one extreme to the other. Furthermore, the threats to biodiversity can be summarized as follows: • Alteration and loss of the habitats: the transformation of the natural areas determines decrease in the animal species associated to them together with the loss of the vegetable
It is also important because every species has a part in the biodiversity. Each of these species is part of a process and removing one of them at any point can mess up everything. We have removed some species on accident and most of them didn 't affect us but we aren 't sure which ones will so we are trying to avoid removing them as much as possible.
Simply recording words or images fails to capture the whole context and meanings of songs, rituals, arts or scientific and medical wisdom. This also underscores the central role of indigenous peoples ' own language, through which each peoples’ heritage has traditionally been recorded and transmitted from generation to generation (Battiste and Henderson 1949: 21) with emphasis ) The central role played by the indigenous language in order to record, documented and transmitted the indigenous knowledge of the people is vital. Hence “Indigenous knowledge could also be used to teach language, recount history, reclaim humanity and dignity, and promote a sense of self-consciousness and cultural identity in learners. This is critical, as people are people because of culture” (Mawere2015:630). Indigenous peoples, especially elders, believe that without language we have lost our culture and the essence of who we are.