Across the globe many animals and their rich habitats were once plentiful, we are all familiar with the stories behind the disappearance of the dodos and passengers pigeons. In most case almost all the past and recent extinctions are as a result of human actions. The word  Conservation was unknown, humans just needed to survive on what ever they could catch, eat and trade !

If only those early humans could have foreseen the importance of these creatures in their ecosystems, then of course many would still survive today.

Wildlife conservation is not just important for animals but to all living things. Conservation keeps our environment clean and healthy, good conservation practices helps reduce flooding, fires, desertification and helps to prevent droughts.

We all know that the more forest that is cleared the more green house gases are produced thus causing the inevitable increase in global warming. A major international  concern that at last appears to be focussing the minds of the responsible nations ever since the Kyoto conference back in 1997.

The ice caps at both ends of the world are melting, sea levels are rising and low lying land across our planet is in danger of flooding.

So we need to act fast and as the current guardians of this world we must take responsibility for our actions. Sadly most of us don’t think beyond the four walls of our daily lives. However when the day comes and the tap dries up, or the gas runs out it will be too late . We must start conserving our natural resources, which we tend to take for granted such as water, oil, natural gas , wood etc

Fortunately we still have time and through Conservation campaigns led by Global, National and Local organisations we might just be in time to pass on this wonderful world of ours and all its natural beauty to future generations.

Many Eco-tourism companies whose lively hoods exists exclusively by showing their clients these natural wonders are developing their own environmental projects benefitting both wildlife and local communities.

 

Tim Appleton - Wildlife Conservation Article

 

 

 

 

 


Tim Appleton
Blue Sky Wildlife Team