Need to Preserve Wildlife
Wildlife plays an important role in the balance of the diverse ecosystem that we all live in. although some wild animals may be bothersome to humans we need to take care of them but not kill them. Animals have been there since time immemorial and we don’t have to make them extinct. In the recent times, there has been massive decline of the flora and fauna thus risking and endangering some species of wild animals. Also there have been many cases of illegal hunting which too is a big threat to the wildlife.
There is need to protect these animals, and you need to be part of the conservation. There are several ways that you can help preserve them. This can only be achieved if you can realize the importance of animals in an ecosystem. We benefit from animals both economically for instance by getting food and fur from them or through tourism and greatly for recreational purposes. There is also the aspect of a balanced ecosystem which can’t be satisfactorily achieved if we killed animals which are an integral part of an environment system.
I was in college when my roommate and friend Helen, invited me to be part of their class group who would be going to study about vultures whose population was rapidly shrinking. Helen was pursuing Bachelors in Ecology.
Wildlife Conservation Efforts
The purpose of the program which was sponsored by various ecological groups and wildlife conservation agencies was aimed at finding suitable ways of preserving and further increasing the remaining population of these species. In order to record the population of vultures in the region of study, we were divided into several groups and we were supposed to observe, conduct a census as well as try to discover what could be the cause of the decline of the vulture.
Specifically, we wanted to determine if the decline could be related to any environmental changes. Each group was assigned a different ambulatory path to study and was to be accompanied by two experienced ornithologist who would introduce us to the secret life of vultures.
The study was supposed to take 4 days with which we would be camping in the wild and then we were supposed to report back to the base observation camp after we were through with the studies on the final day so that a report could be released based on the observation and recommendation.
The study was marvelous, and being so close to nature than I never had before made me realize the importance of preserving wild animals. The participants of the group that I was on were amazing and the extensive knowledge of the ornithologist was an eye-opener which made me become wildlife activist later in life.
If you ever have visited a national park or a conservation center, you realize the beauty of wild animals and the need for conservation. If you are taken around by an experienced guide who knows more about wild animals, then you must know why humans need to defend wildlife. There are several ways that you do this.
Volunteering to Save Endangered Species
There are several things that you can do as a volunteer. You may decide to join a conservation center where you could help in feeding as well as caring for endangered species. Also as a volunteer, you may be tasked at taking visitor in a rehabilitation center around and explain to them the need to protect these animals. There are times when you may have to accompany other as you go to save an injured or sick animal and bring it to a wildlife hospital for treatment.
Support for Animals
Successful preserving of wildlife is a collective task and we all need to be part of it if we are devoted to this cause. There are those who may choose to provide financial support such as funding the treatment of an animal or taking part in activities geared at raising funds to help rehabilitate and take care of animals.
If you need to support the protection of a certain species, then you need to be well informed about what important issues are affecting wildlife. You can stay informed by subscribing on various wildlife website or agencies who will be alerting you about what is happening. You could also buy monthly magazines about wildlife or watch documentaries concerning animals. This way you can be in the know and provide the necessary support needed for a particular cause.
Become a Defender for Wildlife
You need to send word to the government and other parties concerned about the need to protect our animals. Be ready to advocate for proper protection of the animals. Speak out about illegal hunting and poaching. Become part of a conservation or sanctuary agency by supporting their cause through monthly subscription. Then and only then will wildlife be preserved for posterity.