Conservation is the protection of valuable resources and the management of forests, oceans, swamps and more. Conservation is basically the protection of many of the things that we consider very useful. Conservation also involves the protection of our planet's biodiversity.
We have conservation in the first place because we are destroying forests for wood and farming, and we are polluting the rivers, lakes, streams, and oceans. Every day we are depleting our resources. We have to work hard to protect them. We need the resources and now they need us. When a habitat is destroyed or damaged, its plant and animal biodiversity might become threatened. Conservationists work hard to prevent this from happening.
There are different kinds of conservation including wildlife conservation, soil conservation, and energy conservation. All of these types of conservation affect biodiversity.
Certain species have gone extinct due to natural causes. People though, are also making species go extinct. Because of this, we have conservation. You might think we have no hope, but that is not what’s true. Conservation has saved the American bison, the pronghorn, and many other plants and animals.
Why is Conservation so Important?
Conservation is important for the whole planet and especially for biodiversity.
Think about a world without conservation. Rotting trees, dead animals, black murky water, yuck! Well it might not be that bad, I just wanted you to get the idea of it. Without conservation, the species that are endangered would probably be extinct by now. We would have even more endangered species on the brink of extinction. That is why conservation is so important. We wouldn’t have conservation if it wasn’t important.
Wildlife conservation isn’t the only kind of conservation that is important.
We have energy conservation because we are using different sources of energy such as coal, solar, wind, nuclear, hydro, and much, much more. Some take a very long time to replace and others don’t
It’s the same for soil conservation. We have it to help protect soil from wind and water. That is why conservation is so important.
If we didn’t have wildlife, energy, soil, and water conservation, it could be devastating. Dead animals, humans, and plants would litter the ground. It probably couldn’t even sustain humans.
In my opinion, humans are considered to be the caretakers of the world. We have the most power. We shouldn’t use it for bad reasons. Instead, we should look after all living things with pride. We weren’t given these brains for nothing!
What You Can Do to Help Conservation
You can donate to foundations that donate the money to organizations around the world who use that money for conservation. You can also protect the environment by picking up trash and telling people to help with conservation. You can also plant a tree, so when we need wood we would plenty to use. There are plenty of ways in which you can help conservation. You can even make up some of your own!
- Recycled aluminum reduces pollution by 95 percent.
- 71 percent of earth is covered by water.
- Every year, enough paper is thrown away to make a 12-foot wall from New York to California.
- Plastic milk containers are now only half the weight that they were in 1960.
- If we recycled every plastic bottle we used, we would keep two billion tons of plastic out of landfills.