Animal, plant and marine biodiversity maintains functional ecosystems. Healthy ecosystems allow us to survive, get enough food to eat, and earn a living. When species disappear or decline in number, ecosystems and people, especially the world's poorest, suffer. Wildlife conservation is the preservation and protection of animals, plants and their habitats.
By conserving wildlife, we ensure that future generations can enjoy our natural world and the incredible species that live in it. To help protect wildlife, it's important to understand how species interact within their ecosystems and how they are affected by environmental and human influences. Protecting wildlife is very important because it helps to maintain ecological balance in the environment. Human activities, such as the expansion of agriculture, logging and poaching, are often the main causes of the extinction of flora and fauna and of the loss of biodiversity.
By linking protected habitat on both sides of a highway, pumas and other wildlife can access the green spaces they need to survive. One of the most notable ways in which climate change affects wildlife is to interrupt the pace of natural phenomena. Wildlife is an important source of food for millions of poor people in developing countries who cannot afford or produce enough high-quality protein from livestock. If animal species become dominant, whether human or wild, there will be great instability and will affect the survival of all plant and animal species in the world.
In addition, uncontrolled human activities, such as deforestation and logging, are known to have negative effects on the environment; therefore, conserving wildlife means protecting ecological stability and balance. It's also worth noting that wildlife conservation involves caring for their natural habitats, including trees and vegetation, which is critical to medicinal research and the sustainability of pharmaceutical industries. Therefore, wildlife includes not only animals, but also plants, fungi, and microorganisms that live in their natural environment undisturbed by humans. Tourism contributes greatly to countries' economic growth (the nation's GDP) because of wildlife conservation centers and their preserved natural habitats.
Wildlife is beautiful to look at, and that's one of the reasons why photography, painting, and other wildlife arts are so popular. Protecting wildlife habitats is important because it preserves the diversity of habitats that help maintain a healthy ecosystem. Studying wildlife and their habitat is an important learning experience for children, students and academics of all ages.