What world are we living in nowadays, can somebody explain to me? How can people decide on taking such decisions that are out of their rights and also beyond their understanding?
I’ve heard of specific species of animals being hunted down by humans for the purpose of doing business or for others hunting specific animals just to have fun, which is ofcourse highly endangering our planet’s species. But if we look at it in that context then we understand that we are in need of those species to satisfy our needs one way or another.
But then again we should also understand that whatever is that we require from animals in general, at the end of the day these species are also considered living beings that are part of our planet and its nature which can only be found on planet earth.
So how can these HIGHLY endangered species that don’t benifit humans should be ALLOWED TO DIE?? Since when has the survival of animals being looked at in Economic terms where if something is beneficial we take it and if it is not we throw it or let it be.
In conclusion, I do not believe the fact that any species in this world is in existance for no specific reason, each and every animal, insect, bird, plant, tree has a specific purpose in life, and that purpose has a specific benefit to our planet one way or another. God has created everything for a reason, some things are there for reasons that are beyond our imagination and beyond science. People shouldn’t just go about deciding on things that are not in their hands.
According to the article (5 of the Most Endangered Species on the Planet) by Bryan Walsh in time magazine, 5 of the Most Endangered Species on the Planet are:
Greater Bamboo Lemur (Population: 100 to 160 )
( The tiny bamboo lemur—so-named because its powerful jaws can chew through tough bamboo—is found in Madagascar, the African island that is home to more endangered species per mile than any other country in the world. The bamboo lemur was actually believed to be extinct for nearly 50 years before it was rediscovered in 1972. But it’s revival may be temporary—the lemur’s rainforest habitat is being slash and burnt for agriculture.)
Javan Rhino ( Population: less than 100 individuals)
( Once found throughout southeast Asia, the Javan rhino is now on the brink of extinction, with only a small population left in the Ujung Kulon National Park in Indonesia. Though the species is legally protected, it is still poached for traditional Asian medicine, with its horn rumored to cure everything from impotence to cancer. (It does not.) The rhino is already extinct in Vietnam, and is under severe pressure in Indonesia.)
Liben Lark (Population: 90 to 256 individuals)
( The tiny Lark is only found in the plains of southern Ethiopia, and it could become Africa’s first recorded bird extinction. Its population dropped by 40% between 2007 and 2009, and thanks to habitat loss that’s chiefly due to agriculture expansion, the lark may not have long to live. )
Red River Giant Softshell Turtle (Population: 4)
( That’s right. The gargantuan softshell turtle can weigh nearly 300 lbs., with a shell that’s nearly 40 in. long. Found in Vietnam and China, the turtle in Hoan Kiem Lake is fable to be the Golden Turtle God, also known as Kim Qui. But thanks to hunting and habitat destruction, the turtle has already been all but wiped out in the wild. There are now just four individuals remaining in the world—all of them in zoos.)
Seychelles Sheath-Tailed Bat (Current population, less than 100 mature individuals)
(The tiny Seychelles sheath-tailed bat gets its name from the thin membrane that stretches over its hind legs, enabling it to perform amazing acrobatics. But that agility hasn’t saved the bat from invasive species and habitat destruction. It’s already extinct on several islands in the Seychelles—a tiny country in the Indian Ocean—and without immediate action, the bat will disappear altogether )