We humans think we can go on living in this world without the of help of animals and plants, and it is pretty arrogant of us. It is true that we develop new kinds of fascinating technology every day that make our lives easier, but at the same time most of it brings more destruction to the planet. The problem is that we think we don’t need the rest of the living things in the world to survive, and that we can just keep on creating technology to make up for the things we lack. We need a solution to this problem and we need it quickly.
The ecosystems that we rely on are a bit hidden from everyday life, but they are extremely important to our survival. We don’t always see how a butterfly is vital to our survival, but it is truly the case. The fish that we are overfishing and the insects that are disappearing are vital to the balance of our atmosphere and environment. If we disrupt just one tiny portion of the food chain, we can create a devastating reaction that can come all the way up to the top, where we proudly sit. Any one animal that links us to others and goes missing can create an overpopulation of whatever it was eating. At the same time, whatever ate that animal will start to decline in population because its food source is now scarce or completely gone. As we continue to develop over habitats that house animals, insects, and plans that are all precious pieces of the food chain and ecosystem, we begin to hurt our own survival.
We cannot continue thinking that overdevelopment of open spaces and lack of habitat, animal, and land preservation will not hurt us. In the end, there will be no technology that can save us from a dead planet. Even the simplest of living things, like grass, are dependent upon animals and animals are dependent upon it. If we do not preserve what is still keeping us and the animals alive now, which is land, then it might be too late to go back.
Land Preserve is a private organization in Colorado that has taken the initiative to preserve the land that is vital to our survival and well as the planets’. They seek to purchase and therefore preserve parcels of land across Colorado and the globe so that habitats cannot be destroyed. By purchasing land, they can keep it privately owned and can guarantee that it will never be developed or sold. They also make a promise to keep the land just as it is, and to allow the animals and insects to roam free as nature intended. Also in support of this preservation, they strictly require that no fishing or hunting be done on their lands so that we don’t make a bigger dent in the decline of certain animal populations.
This is not the complete answer to our climate problems by any means, but it is a step in the right direction. As an advocate for your own survival and the survival of the planet, I encourage you to get involved.