Lessons Learned from Years with Pets
Things You Must Know About Wildlife Conservation and Animal Protection
Even though it is a relief to hear that more and more people are realizing the importance and value of conserving the world’s natural resources, it still is sad to hear that only a handful are dead serious and committed on protecting the animals and wildlife of this very same world we live in. 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. Fortunately, there has been a significant increase on the number of organizations, most of which are non-profit, that cater the need of protecting animals from getting wiped out of the face of the earth. Some of these organizations such as The Humane Society of the United States are taking an aggressive approach towards animal protection, and in doing so they are taking people responsible for animal abuse to court while at the same time lobbying in various governments and jurisdictions to help in fighting animal abuse.
While the work of the HSUS is a non-profit group bent on promoting animal welfare, some groups with the same noble intention focus on a different aspect of animal protection, which in this case is wildlife conservation. The most accurate definition of wildlife conservation is the practice or campaign of protecting endangered animals and plant species, along with the protection and conservation of their habitat.
The entire concept of wildlife conservation is to preserve what’s left of the planet for the future generations to use and survive with. If animal protection deals with the aggressive approach of fighting off people who make a living out of destroying and abusing animals, wildlife conservation on the other hand contributes by raising awareness 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.
Bottom line is even though there is a glaring difference in how we approach and look at animal protection and wildlife conservation, the fact remains that every measure or initiative put up out there is intended for the very same purpose, which is to ensure that humans in the future generations have something to use in order to survive. The earth is a dying planet and no one can argue with that; but it does not mean we just let it die without even doing something to at least slow it down.