(11/08/2018) It is a natural process for animal species to become extinct (e.g. Dinosaur, dodos …) There is no reason why people should try to prevent this from happening. Do you agree or disagree?
It is contended by many that the extermination of certain wildlife species is an inevitable part of natural selection and occurs even in the absence of human interference. I completely disagree with this judgement.
Firstly, human influence has been proven to be responsible for the extinction of certain species. For hundreds of years, the progressive expansion of humans territory, especially for cultivation and habitation has resulted in the loss of animal habitat. Hunting is driving numerous species to mass extinction or to the degree they are gravely threatened. Therefore, it is imperative humans assume the responsibility for reversing the situation and overcome the consequences.
Secondly, animals play a significant role in maintaining the biodiversity. In other words, different species are mutually reliant on each other in the food chain, and their roles are equally indispensable. Considering this, the demise of a certain species from the chain can result in the widespread disruption of ecosystems. For example, if there were no mosquitoes, many lizards or other insect eating animals would be in the situation where there are lack of food and they could starve and die.
Finally, the efforts expended to save animal species act as an educational tool, which may somehow change the course of nature. For example, keeping animals in zoos can shelter them against possible threats such as scarcity of foods or other predators which they are likely to confront in the wilderness. With better protection and more zoo-based awareness raising activities, the public can be aware of the gravity of the situation and together join hands to preserve animal species, especially rare and endangered ones.
In conclusion, due to the unparalleled functions and merits of wildlife protection mentioned above, I believe that making efforts to save wildlife from extinction is worthwhile.