As reported by the E.P.A. in June, the rate of decline of many species of wildlife in Arizona is increasing at an alarming rate.
Many species are threatened with extinction and the recent findings from the Center for Wildlife Species Research and Rehabilitation in Tucson, AZ indicates that two-thirds of all Arizona wildlife species are in decline. The following article will provide some of the latest successes of Arizona wildlife programs and strategies to stop the alarming decline of wildlife populations.
There are six species of wildlife facing extinction in Arizona. These are the Sawhorse, the Bighorn Deer, the Raccoon, the Bald Eagle, and the Phoenix Eagle. The populations of these six species are all declining with some facing extinction. The Arizona’s Department of Education is in the process of writing an endangered species act to protect these six species.
One species is in a fragile state right now. The population of the Black Skunk has been reduced to as low as fifteen. The remaining population is small and migrates very rarely. This is a huge concern since it is the only specie of vertebrate that is not doing so well in captivity. Other threatened species include the Phoenix Hawk, the Northern Pheasant, and the Wasp.
The loss of habitat and animals is a major concern for scientists and conservationists across the country. Many animals have suffered at the hands of humans, causing them to decline in numbers. Conservation programs have been established around the country to try to restore these populations, and hopefully save some of these animals from going extinct.
The six species described above face very real threats from climate change and environmental destruction. These threats combined with illegal hunting and poaching are threatening not just the species but many other wildlife species as well. The recent findings of the recent scientific survey on seven remote mountain tops in the Grand Canyon caused outrage in the scientific community. The surveyor charged with monitoring the area for endangered species had found that the populations of several species had disappeared completely.
Extinction does not happen in a day. It is a gradual, often slow process. It takes time for the species to go extinct. It can happen to any species, of any type. There is evidence that a number of endemic plants and animals have already gone extinct, and the chances are probably even greater for many plants and animals which are still unique to their particular environment.
What must be done to save these species before they go extinct?
Prevention is much better than cure. Today we have taming dogs and cats, and learning to live alongside other animals and plants. If we do nothing, however, then the result will be just the opposite, as some animals and plants simply will not be able to survive in their current state.
Many people are passionate about saving wildlife and the earth. Some organizations have been formed to help preserve certain animal and plant species. Others work with local communities to build a habitat for wildlife. Together we can take action to save some of the most beautiful animals and plants on earth.
Each species has a unique personality, appearance, and behaviors that make it stand out from other animals or plants. It is important, as conservationists, recognize the uniqueness of each species, and learn how to coexist coexisting with them. Species can become extinct without any notice, so it is imperative that we act quickly to take care of the threatened species. Our actions today can help to save the unique species of flora and fauna and to ensure a future for many species that are threatened and endangered. It is our responsibility as individuals, families, groups, and businesses to do everything we can to help preserve life.
The key to preserving species is education and knowledge. We need to learn about each species, what they are capable of doing, where they are going and why they are disappearing. Educating ourselves about the nature is the best way to protect our natural treasures.
Learning about each species is not only about scientific facts; it is also about understanding their lives and behaviors. Knowing their habits and personalities can help us understand what threats they may be facing and how we can help them survive in their natural habitats. One way that we can help to conserve species is by planting trees and flowers around areas where wildlife is located. We should plant trees and shrubs in such areas that are conducive to plant growth, such as near trails or near parks. We can also plant grasses and flowers to help fill in spaces between trees and shrubs.
In addition to planting trees and shrubs, there are many other things that we can do to save the wildlife population. One of the most important pieces of equipment for helping wildlife is the camera. Wildlife photographers can be very beneficial to conservation by helping to monitor the wildlife that is on the ground and those that are out in the wild. We can also get involved with local conservation groups to raise funds for activities such as photographing animals, tracking, and tagging them, and other important projects.
Worn Out Wildlife Existence Forecasts For 2021
We often hear the words “biosphere depletion”,” biodiversity” and” unsustainable use of natural resources” in today’s environmental debate. But what we really need to be thinking about is the fact that the current push for legislative action, whether through executive orders or legislation, will not bring about any real sea-change in the way humans interact with nature. That said, the actions we take should at the very least raise awareness among citizens about the critical state of the environment that we live in. This will certainly help to curb the loss of biodiversity that currently seems to be getting worse with each passing year.
To understand how serious this problem actually is, it is necessary to put it in its proper perspective. The Earth has lived through several major mass extinctions throughout Earth’s history. At the same time, there have been numerous periods in which life has simply flourished and prospered, leaving behind nothing more than waste and bones. Those extinctions were triggered by either a asteroid impact or a comet hitting the planet.
The rate of such extinctions today is certainly alarming. And yet, if you delve a little further back, you will realize that it was not the end of the world for these animals. Instead, it was a mere flip-flop from the norm. In fact, according to recent studies, there are as many as 65 different species alive today that have existed in the Earth’s ecosystems since the dinosaurs roamed the land. This constitutes an enormous number of ecosystems, each with their own set of requirements, strengths, and weaknesses. If anything, these numbers underline just how resilient species can be.
But while it may be true that we are now witnessing the steepest decline in the number of species of all kinds, it should also be kept in mind that this does not necessarily mean that the end of the world is nigh. It just means that we are now seeing a significant decline in their numbers, something that has been happening over the past few decades. In fact, it is alarming to note that even some rapid climate change predictions provided within the last decade or so, have shown little to no change in the species that live in our environment. So it is imperative that we do not see the earth’s resources become depleted faster than they can recover.
Sadly, despite the fact that we have come a long way in terms of protecting specific species and preserving their habitat, we have fallen short when it comes to doing anything at all to save the rest of our ecosystem. Some might say that it is time to “give back” to Mother Nature. However, with the huge profits accrued by the industries that have sought to exploit this wealth of nature, we could only see our beautiful oceans, lakes, forests, and wildlife suffer in the process.
We need to stop harvesting the natural resources that have sustained us for years. That means that we have to look at where our ecological system is failing us and then find ways to restore balance in order to protect the rest of nature. Unfortunately, in the process we have seen industry’s priorities shift from protecting Mother Nature, to simply getting more money. So what does this mean?
Well, for one, it means that there will be less wildlife around to help us if we don’t take action. Also, the rate at which species disappear is fast and accelerating. What will we do when the creatures we save are no longer there?
Will we have to wait until they are no longer existent?
The answer is undoubtedly not. The time has come for us to start conserving our environment once and for all. It is the only way that we will be able to ensure that many forms of species survive in the future. Including our own.
Provided by Antonio Westley
Disclaimer: This article is meant to be seen as an overview of this subject and not a reflection of viewpoints or opinions as nothing is definitive. So, make sure to do your research and feel free to use this information at your own discretion.