Countless lives locked away in cages and forgotten about have overwhelmed our society, it has left blood stains on our history as a species and if history has taught us anything, it’s that we have a choice to change our ways of adjusting to situations. A war which was fought in means of ending such criminal acts, yet we as human beings do little to nothing to end the terrible crimes of animal deaths in shelters. Between these problems lies a terrible truth, nearly every year, almost eight million cats and dogs have been placed in shelters around the world. Out of these very large numbers, half will be euthanized. That equals to one animal being put down every 8 seconds. Animals that are not adopted are kept in shelters until they find a home.
While the research does suggest some benefits of de-extinction, such as allowing humans to correct abuses to the environment and aiding the development of technology that will help in preventing more endangered species from becoming extinct, researchers still need to engage in more focused study of the long term effects before launching widespread de-extinction projects. This additional study should emphasize the various dangers associated with de-extinction, such as the potential impact on public attitudes regarding conservation efforts, the diversion of limited funds from conservation, and perhaps most importantly, the unknown results of interference with the process of natural selection. Until more of these consequences are studied in depth, de-extinction should not be
Animals in Their New Natural Habitat Why are different species becoming extinct? Do researchers know how many innocent animals are killed each year? When will animals be protected in a comfortable habitat? In man-made environments, such as zoos and other nature parks, animals that are born in the wild are protected and well taken care of. Due to animals running around in the wild, scientists and researchers can track the amount of animals being killed everyday.
Each and everyday we see a new home being built, or a shopping mall opening, or even an apartment complex in the making, but we never think of at what expense all of this is happening. By building all of these new additions we are killing hundred of different species in the process. Humans are cutting down forests, and destroying animal’s habitats. Extinction is one of the most pressing problems we are currently facing today. Each day a new species shows up on the extinction list.
Zoos have always been something that families love and kids look forward to going to. Kids learn about the animals and the habitats and enjoy the entertainment. It is a great experience for people, but not for the animals. Zoos are downright cruel to Animals. Animals our forced to live in an unreal stressful, and boring conditions.
Imagine you live in a world where there are no plants, forest, animals, or oceans all there is in where these things us to be is concrete, landfills of garbage, and buildings. This is what will transpire if we do not protect or wildlife, wildlife conservation is a very important situation as it helps keeps plants and animals off the endangered list. According to the World Wild Life organization there are twenty-six endangered animals and twenty-one critically endangered animals this is very overwhelming as animals are an important part of our environment and ecosystem. With human population increasing at an alarming rate, with the growing rate of humans there is going to be less land for animals and plants, more man-made pollution and plastic debris will go into the oceans, lakes, and streams.
Moreover, zoos always respond to emergencies, such as deadly threats to one or another species, by providing specialists and establishing breeding and treatment programs (Borrell 9). Thereby, both articles express the opinion that zoos are important for conservation purposes as they provide a wide range of specialists and research data. More significantly, they react on emergencies and do their best to protect endangered
These include Haitian solenodon the Hispaniola Hutia who have both been thrown to the verge of extinction. Haiti is one of the only places where you can find them in the wild. There have been other animals that have been brought to extinction and unfortunately didn't make it. There are many different flora in Haiti, like the giant tree fern, orchids and bayahondes it is very life filled. Many people go to Haiti to see all of the wildlife and flora that can be found in only a few other spots in the world.
Anthropologists are trying to counteract primate endangerment by educating people on the issues. In addition to hands-on species-specific conservation consisting of evaluating and monitoring, other efforts include the heavy tasks of informing policy, delineating the boundaries of protected areas, gathering information from unexplored and remote regions, and even making difficult decisions about interventions. Some are also donating and getting supporters to give money and time to support anti-logging initiatives in countries where deforestation is threatening primate habitats. We can also support groups that are trying the end the bushmeat and primate pet trade. We as a collective hole can call, write, or fax your U.S. congressional representative and senators and urge them to support legislation that protects endangered species and their habitats, increases funding for foreign aid programs that specifically address sustainable development and the conservation of global biodiversity.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature says elephants could be extinct within 50 years. (Tweed, 2) Before the rise of massacres in Africa, 25 million elephants used to exist, (Steyn, 2) but that number has lessened to approximately 470-690 thousand. The number continues to steadily drop, considering an average of 7% of the population has been poached each year between 2010 and 2013, (Boynton, 2) and 96 elephants are killed every day by poachers throughout Africa. (Tweed, 1) The plummet in numbers is hard to monitor, bearing in mind that elephants migrate across international borders on a daily basis.
If zoos were really concerned, they would try to conserve animals in their natural habitat, “the only way to realistically stop extinction is to preserve the world’s habitat and ecosystems,” (Zoos n.p). While zoos may help a bit, there are better ways to help and learn from
Poaching is defined as illegally capturing, injuring, or killing an animal that is not on your land. The motive to commit this crime over the years has shifted from simply from individuals illegally hunting game to large organizations slaughtering animals to gain profit. Many are aware of this issue, but underestimate the sheer enormity of it. According to The Fish and Wildlife Service, there is an estimated $15-20 billion global market generated from poaching and trafficking of animals and their body parts. They have also reported that over 8,000 endangered species do not receive any federal protection.
Then there is another monitory value attached to it, the making of jewellery and other ornaments. Now the question rises, is it then acceptable based on these reasons for these societies to have access to Rhino horn? Human’s desires has led to the tragedy of commons. South Africa faces challenges in this regard such as high unemployment, corruption and inequality that is continuing to increase, all of which makes it somehow logical for these perpetrators to poach Rhinos of their horns, sell it and gain profit.