Half of Earth should be given up to wildlife to keep natural order alive, expert suggests

Wednesday, August 01, 2018 by

While the majority of Earth’s lands have been conquered by humanity long ago, there are some experts who suggest that there should still be room left for wild animals to roam. That is, a certain portion of the Earth should be left alone for wildlife to thrive, and it is up to humans to make sure that it happens.

It is no secret that the loss of certain kinds of animals can lead to undesirable consequences. Right now, one example of this is the steadily declining bee population, which scientists have described as alarming and could be the cause of potentially disastrous problems in the future. (Related: Official EU research verifies bee holocaust caused by dangerous man-made poisons, Big Ag and Big Government do nothing.)

In other words, the loss of wildlife can lead to issues in nature that we may not be ready to deal with, despite the relative safety of the cozy urban jungles that humans now reside in. What could possibly be done to change things?

As scientists warn that humanity could soon face a future where they live on a barren planet that is devoid of wildlife and is home only to themselves, there is one radical solution being given: Turn exactly half of the planet into a nature reserve. This is the main theme of a conference held in London titled, “Safeguarding Space for Nature and Securing Our Future.” It had a rather straightforward aim of highlighting ways to establish sufficient reserves and protected areas in order to reduce or stop the major extinction event that could happen if things get out of hand.

In one previous major international conference held in Japan, governments had already agreed to establish a network of reserves and protected seas, with the aim of covering 17 percent of Earth’s land surface and 10 percent of the planet’s oceans by the year 2020. The people in charge of the project say that they are close to reaching those goals.

According to Mike Hoffman, a spokesman from the Zoological Society of London and one of the London conference’s organizers,”With more than two years to go, we now have about 15 percent of land protected and about seven percent of oceans,” he explained. But of course, it’s going to take a little bit more than that for the full effort to be of significant and lasting impact.

Many animals offer various lessons on how to best survive out in nature, and if humans plan to stick around as an Earth-based species for a long time, then it may be beneficial to learn a thing or two from those who are actually living out in the wild.

In any case, it is going to take a long time for humans to fully understand all the inner workings of living on all habitable areas of the planet, so it’s probably best not to let the situation worsen beyond repair before making a move.

Sources include:

TheGuardian.com

ZSL.org



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