Biodiversity acts as the backbone of our entire ecosystem, as it helps our human civilization thrive. Without biodiversity, we wouldn't be seeing this wide variety of plants and animals surrounding our environment. Biodiversity can be referred to as an intricate chain that depends on each other directly or indirectly, to maintain balance in the environment.
Having said that, human civilization and industrialization have disrupted their important balance. This is the main reason why we are seeing a lot of species going extinct, or are on the verge of extinction. This loss of biodiversity is especially visible in developing countries, and it's high time we do something about it.
Therefore, in this article, we will discuss some of the things that can be done to preserve our biodiversity.
Governments already have a lot of control over the resources within their country, so they can do a lot for preserving our biodiversity. The concerned legislative bodies can take some initiatives to protect our environment. For instance, they can prevent the harvest of natural resources in certain areas, making strict laws on poaching or any other similar form of exploitation that might adversely affect our diversity.
Apart from that, we already have some laws in place that protect certain endangered species.
We should be able to protect the habitats before they have been altered, only then can we preserve them in the long run. And the government legislations have an important role to play in this process.
The natural preserve is also another form of initiative usually taken by the concerned authoritative bodies in a given area. These are basic protective regions that take care of the endangered species in that area, and prevent them from going extinct. These areas are generally open to the public, and anyone can visit them at any point the time. This created an excellent balance between preserving the natural biodiversity, while also allowing the inhabitants to enjoy its beauty in a protective space.
One of the important perks of this practice is that people start to appreciate the biodiversity surrounding them, which further persuades the government bodies to build more productive areas for different species.
Reducing The Number Of Invasive Species
There are times when we have to introduce a certain invasive species on purpose, however most of the time it's by accident. Some invasive species can harm the ecosystem and disrupt the chain of biodiversity in that region. Generally, these species move around by getting onto a plane, or a cargo ship, therefore we have to make sure that they undergo a thorough checkup while unloading them in a new country.
Apart from that, no one should be bringing any new species of animals or plants to a new habitat, without having a word with some experienced ecologists.
Captive Breeding and Seed Banks
Breeding of animals kept as pets, frequently in zoos, is known as captive breeding. As it frequently involves capturing species that are on the verge of extinction, this is viewed as being rather contentious. On the plus side, it offers the chance to boost the numbers of a certain species so that they can be released back into the environment.
Apart from that, large collections of plant seeds are kept in seed banks. This offers a backup plan in case a species disappears in the wild. From a seed that has been conserved, the plant can be cultivated and returned to its natural environment.
This is actually a real problem, which is why seed banks have been gathering different kinds of seeds for quite some time now.
The significance of biodiversity in natural environments cannot be overstated. It assists in providing the goods and commodities that we require on a daily basis. Having said that, human expansion and industrialization have already presented a significant threat to our natural biodiversity. This is the main reason, we are experiencing climate changes, loss of habitats, increase in sea levels, etc.
It's high time that we start taking the initiative, to do something about it. As consumers, people need to be aware of the hazards involved and make a concerted effort to repair any damage already done as well as prevent further loss.
Now is the time, let's work together to preserve biodiversity and look forward to a better future.
Also, read- What Can We Do To Protect Mother Nature?
Author- Ramesh Chaurasia
A superior and highly experienced entrepreneur in the field of business for quite a long time now. Also, a philanthropist, author, and public speaker who believes in working towards the overall well-being and betterment of society as a whole.