Wildlife refers to plants and animals that have not been domesticated by humans. Wildlife includes mammals, birds, fish, insects, reptiles, and amphibians that have not been deliberately bred or crossed for specific characteristics such as wool, fur, and feathers.
As the human population grew and development increased, many of the natural habitats of wild animals were destroyed and a great number of species became extinct. The extinction of wildlife is a serious problem that affects the balance of nature on Earth. The preservation of wildlife is an urgent task that should be taken up by a wide range of organizations including government agencies and non-governmental organizations.
The most common causes of the extinction of wildlife are hunting and poaching, habitat loss, and pollution. Many animal species are hunted for their meat, skin, teeth, and horns. Some are even hunted for sport. Many of the animals are also killed in order to be used for research. The use of animals in laboratory tests for various illnesses and conditions can lead to the extinction of a great many species.
Pollution is a major problem that has led to the decline of a number of wildlife species. Pollution of the air, water and soil causes harm to many plant and animal species. There is a need to control the level of pollution in the world and there must be more awareness campaigns launched to make people aware of the need for environmental protection.
Many animals, such as elephants, tigers, and bears, are hunted for their meat and hides. Moreover, a great number of animal species are also killed to be used for other products such as medicines and leather goods. The exploitation of wildlife for the sake of money, vanity, or entertainment is cruel and should be stopped.
The United States is a member of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The USFWS works with other federal departments, such as Customs and Border Protection and the Department of Agriculture, to monitor and stop illegal shipments of endangered animals. The agency is also responsible for listing and de-listing species that are protected under CITES. Currently, thousands of species are listed as endangered, threatened, or vulnerable. The extinction of these species is a threat to the survival of humanity as well as all other living beings on Earth. The loss of a species means that the ecosystem is thrown out of balance, which can have far-reaching consequences for all life on Earth. The extinction of a species can be irreversible and can have devastating effects on the environment as well as humans. The extinction of wildlife is an unavoidable tragedy that should be prevented at all costs. The protection of wildlife should be a priority for all nations. The goal should be to create a world where humans live in harmony with the other species of the planet. This would require the reversal of a century of destructive practices and the implementation of new methods that are more respectful of wildlife.