When these ecosystems are disrupted or altered, or even lacks biodiversity, it poses major threats to all the life forms in it, whether it happens quickly or over a long period of time. Here is a real biologist, Alfred Russell Wallace, co-discoverer of evolution by natural selection: I thought of the long ages of the past during which the successive generations of these things of beauty had run their course … with no intelligent eye to gaze upon their loveliness, to all appearances such a wanton waste of beauty…. This would lead to further decline in biodiversity which in turn would lead to imbalance in the environment and cause a threat to the human race as well as other organisms living on Earth. Protecting bears by declaring Katmai National Monument, or Bears Ears National Monument, are acts of moral agency. Though some species are threatened due to direct human activities such as poaching or overusing forest resources without sustainability, some are affected indirectly.
However, India has taken many efforts to improve wildlife and plant species. Miller, Smithsonian Institution Press, pp. Earliest Evidence of Life on Earth. While some struggle for survival by shifting to other places others are unable to adapt to new surroundings and die. Biodiversity is the existence of a large number of different kinds of animals and plants which make a balanced environment.
Man has begin to overuse or misuse most of these natural ecosystems. This has resulted in loss of genetic diversity and biodiversity as a whole. A sloth needs to be slow; a faster sloth is going to wind up as dinner in a harpy eagle nest. This will further lead to environmental imbalance and can prove to be hazardous for the human species. Biodiversity provides us fundamental building blocks for many goods and services which a healthy environment provides.
The decline in the variety of plants and animals would mean the decline in the variety of food we eat and this is likely to result in nutritional deficiencies. In this book the Editors provide a broad view of the many threats to global biodiversity imposed by human-induced. This would result in a decline in biodiversity. A healthy environment is essential for developing rich biodiversity which in turn is essential for the human beings to live in a harmonious state on Earth. Make sure you follow the regulation when visit a national park. Out of 25 hot spots two are found in India.
There is a need to maintain rich biodiversity as it helps in maintaining the ecological balance on Earth. Here temperate forests are found at height of 1780-3500 metres. Although some farmers use the same techniques, they also employ strategies as well as strategies that are more labor-intensive, but generally less dependent on capital, biotechnology and energy. How Can We Help in the Conservation of Biodiversity? Project Tiger, Project Rhino, Project Great Indian Bustard and many other eco-developmental projects have been introduced. The relationships between the original natural areas of these often exotic animals and plants and commercial collectors, suppliers, breeders, propagators and those who promote their understanding and enjoyment are complex and poorly understood.
Then there are those who realize that the Earth is changing and there are some things that need to be done to ensure that the Earth is preserved. People need to be sensitized about the issue so that they act responsibly and contribute towards conserving biodiversity. Biodiversity offers a unified view of all these biological varieties. The growing imbalance can cause a threat to the mankind as well. Regional wipeouts, as occurred during the ice ages, are not considered mass extinctions, even though many species can go extinct.
The stresses on living organisms due to competition for food, water, space etc. Of that number, 39% accounts for the terrestrial wildlife gone, 39% for the marine wildlife gone and 76% for the freshwater wildlife gone. It will ensure the proper and legitimate use of Indian biodiversity with aiming at equitable sharing of benefits. In , from Eastern Europe leafs much sooner than its West European counterparts, disrupting the feeding habits of the butterfly which feeds on the leaves. Such practices must be controlled in order to ensure harmony in the environment.
Sichuan Giant Panda sanctuaries, China 3. Biodiversity is the result of 3. If all these survive, living would be smooth for all species on earth. Productive values: Biodiversity produces a number of products harvested from nature and sold in commercial markets. Only one was resistant, an Indian variety and known to science only since 1966. All of North America has just over 900 birds; Colombia has 1,900 species. Biodiversity is what gives an ecosystem a continuing and symbiotic relationship between all the organic and inorganic elements; maintaining the proper balance of different gases such as nitrogen, oxygen, hydrogen, carbon dioxide and many other elements, which differ in composition depending on the type of environment such as subterranean, aquatic.