3.0 Effects Every species plays a role in the natural balance. Once an animal or plant is destroyed, it will probably lead to the imbalance of the ecosystem, which will cause serious damage to the environment and ecosystem. The protection of endangered animal is not only generally keep the animal species, more important is how to protect the endangered animal survival and reproduction, it is related to the long-term preservation of the renewable resources of wild animal wealth, sustainable utilization of normal ecosystem maintenance and all kinds of material was passed, for the benefit of human beings and our descendants. 4.0
We are looking into how the reason why plants and animals are endangered relates to human activity. There are four reasons in the following passage. First, some species are endangered because of the destruction or the degradation of their habitat. As is known to all that most species are adapted to a specific environment, if they lose the habitat they got used to, they cannot survive. Human beings want to develop enough residential area to live in, industrial area to work in as well as some agricultural places to grow crops in.
Accepting the doctrine of Animal Rights can result in the extinction of native animals, and also cause adverse effects on the environment. Another consequence of accepting the doctrine of Animal Rights is that humans will no longer be able to control foreign predators (pests) via traps, hunting, fishing and poisons. Many foreign animals have been introduced to different ecosystems over the course of history, and is very likely to have caused many extinctions of indigenous species. This occurs because they compete with native animals for habitat and food, and sometimes introduce new diseases. Maintaining the indigenous species and thus biodiversity is important because animals depend on each other in a food web, and an extinction in one can result in many more following.
this is disrupted in many ways like natural selection, natural disasters and poaching, poaching bing the biggest contributor to animal endangerment. if we lose one type of species we will lose diversity and complexity that is a necessity for a healthy ecosystem. for every animal that is killed legally one is killed illegally in the united states in other parts of the world the problem is far more devastating. Poachers usually target animals of value like the african elephant,spotted leopard, black rhino for their horns or fur. The illicit animal and plant trade is slowing the population growth of endangered animals furthering their path to extinction making an unbalanced ecosystem.
This brings in the big question, what are some better methods to stop and control invasive species? Invasive species do much harm to the environment and this harm could be continued if we do not take action. If we took action invasive species could be stopped before something very significant happens. The most important thing in almost everybody's life is their own health, or the health of loved ones. Invasive species can cause harm to people by cutting them in various parts of the body.
There are some people who believe that the United States' strictly forced endangered species laws seriously hamper our economy. I on the other hand must disagree. The endangered species laws were created for an important reason: to protect our earth's biological diversity. Whenever humanity interferes with the ecosystem for the purpose of economic growth it tears it apart piece by piece. It is for reasons like these we must have such tough laws, as in the Endangered Species Act.
Invasive or exotic species can cause a major impact to our environment. They can put ecosystems at risk by changing an entire environment, replace other species that are native to the environment, and even damage human activities such as fishing. (1) Once introduced into a new environment, Invasive species throw off the ecological balance of the area. They may not have natural predators and can outcompete natural organisms; giving them the opportunity for fast growth throughout the environment! (The nature Conservancy, 2004) Invasive species are even the one of the top reasons why some of our endangered species are threatened.
Animals that have been moved from one area to another area that they are not indigenous to are considered invasive or non-indigenous species. These species usually do damage to the environment by attacking crops, animals, and even humans. Some species are bio hazardous and impact the environment by spreading bacteria, viruses, and diseases. The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, has taken extreme measures to make sure that whenever ships come in for trade, that extra luggage, being the organism, does not tag along. The EPA takes such measures because once an invasive species population gets started, it is almost impossible to control it; however, the start of a population takes time.
Cost In the United States ... ... middle of paper ... ...e threat of invasive species without the help of a strict invasive species management program. Invasive species cause great harm to the ecosystem by competing for the same food sources as native species including prey animals. Even invasive plants harm the ecosystem by stopping the growth of native plants. There have been many efforts to stop invasive species from harming the Everglades, such the inclusion of large constrictor snakes in the Lacey Act and the creation of the Python Patrol. Although, these measures are not sufficient because they are reactionary.
Endangerment is a broad issue, one that involves the habitats and environments where species live and interact with one another. Although some measures are being taken to help specific cases of endangerment, the universal problem cannot be solved until humans protect the natural environments where endangered species dwell. Back in the fall of 1973 Congress passed the Endangered Species Act, the point of which was to identify the plants and animals in the most trouble and come up with plans for saving them. The effort has probably been as controversial as it has been successful (Institute of Advanced Studies 39). Of the more than 1,400 species designated as endangered, only 18 have recovered to the point where they've been taken off the list.