Love Not Loss
Show that We Love Nature and Conserve it Now
Blackmill - The Light by Oh!Keadz
Why Mention These Animals Shown Above?
Well, these three animals are either extinct or endangered. There are a lot of factors involved as to why, but all have one factor in common: Human Interference.
These pigeons were one of the most abundant creatures. However, these creatures became extinct in a matter of decades. Why? We cut down their homes which also provided some of their food. Although disastrous, we have realized the fragility of nature through seeing how one of the most beautiful creatures disappeared so quickly. In fact, due to this, people are recognizing these birds and are promoting the idea of sustainable use of resources.
This animal is a symbol of Australia. This animal also helped in creating one of many people's favorite childhood character, Taz from Looney Tunes. However, this animal used to be killed because it was thought of as a pest to farmers and would also get run over by cars. It has a serious outbreak of Devil Facial Tumor Disease (DFTD). This led to a decrease of about 89% of their population and the overall population is still falling. However, people are starting acts such as, Save the Tasmanian Devil Program, to help reduce the spread of this disease all in the effort of saving this animal.
These big creatures of the sea plays a vital role. Their waste helps the nitrogen cycle and helps plankton grow. They basically fertilize the surface waters. They also consume thousands of krill a day. So without them, there might be a huge ecological imbalance. However, in late 1800's, there was whale hunting to due the invention of harpoons so the blue whales were almost brought to extinction. Since then, due to human intervention and people creating protection acts for whales, blue whales were able to have a success story. Their overall population are currently on the rise.
Save/Conserve the Earth
Human intervention has caused disastrous results, but with the right mindset, it can affect nature positively. Yes, the Tasmanian devils are still decreasing, but it may rise as people try to help them fight against DFTD and human intervention did help the blue whale's population. Although it is too late to help the passenger pigeons, people are raising awareness honoring the pigeons so that more people can become aware of sustaining our earth.
God Bless America. Let's save some of it. ~Edward Abbey