Facts About Wildlife Conservation and Why You Should be Aware of It
Although there has been a steady increase in awareness on the conservation of our natural resources, there’s no denying that only a few are advocating for the protection and conservation of the earth’s animal species. You probably are pretty much aware about us doing stuff that destroy the environment, i.e. mining, deforestation, industry pollution, and the like; but what you’re not really paying that much attention to is the welfare of the animals and wildlife sharing the same environment and world with us.
Animals of different classifications, whether domesticated or wild, are currently in a state of constant threat and abuse from humans, and it seems like no one is really that interested in curbing this trend. But as of late, it’s really nice to hear that some organizations, although incrementally, are doing their part to help protect the animals, more specifically those ones that have their existence already threatened. There are those like The Humane Society of the United States that are taking a rather aggressive stance against people and groups abusing animals by filing cases against them; the same group is also responsible for several lobbying initiatives for governments to act on stopping and preventing animal abuse.
The work of the HSUS is focused on on animal welfare, but some groups of similar nature are focused on wildlife conservation. Wildlife conservation covers a rather broad spectrum that includes the protection of not just endangered animals but also plant species and their habitat.
The concept of wildlife conservation is to preserve the planet’s resources so as to have something left for the future generations to enjoy. And while animal protection has this aggressive approach towards those who abuse and kill animals, wildlife conservation is more on raising awareness, more specifically on the importance of wildlife.
Although it is sad that not every government or country out there is willing enough to help in the promotion of wildlife conservation, perhaps the consolation is that some governments have already taken steps to create policies designed specifically for the protection of animals.
The bottom line is that even if animal protection and wildlife conservation are taking two unique directions, they both will end up having to serve the same purpose, which is to allow humans to survive with a manageable and viable habitat for future generations. It may be true that the earth is a dying planet, so the least we could do is at least contribute in slowing down that process as much as possible.