The world must take serious action for wildlife conservation | By Naheed Meer Khaskheli

The world must take serious action for wildlife conservation

WILDLIFE conservation refers to the practice of protecting flora and fauna and how to defend wild species and their habitats in order to maintain healthy wild species or populations and to restore, protect or enhance natural ecosystems.

The goal of wildlife protection is to safeguard the sustenance of wild species, including raising awareness about living peacefully with other species.

The increase in population has massive effects on biodiversity, which has generated serious problems and difficulties such as habitat destruction and loss, illegal use of wildlife, overexploitation of resources and lack of Conservation awareness also have detrimental effects on the ecosystem.

The natural world created by God is a source of beauty and happiness, but flora and fauna regularly encounter serious challenges.

The world where many people are deprived of their basic rights in the different regions, but the nations who consider themselves champions of human rights, animal rights, birth rights or the rights of every living being on earth should take serious action to save every living being in any part of the world.

It is not only the responsibility of peoples and states, but also of national and international organizations such as the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Conservation International, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the United Nations (UN ) to support and help global animal protection. and habitat conservation efforts on various fronts.

These organizations must collaborate with governments in different parts of the world to protect public lands such as national parks as well as wildlife sanctuaries.

They should support the passage of laws, such as the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973 in the United States to protect many species.

Similarly, they should strive to work with law enforcement to severely punish those involved in wildlife crimes, such as wildlife trafficking and illegal hunting (poaching).

In particular, it is the duty of the government that animals and plants which may be moved for land development or used for food or other human purposes in Pakistan are properly placed under its supervision.

Other threats to wildlife in Pakistan include the introduction of invasive species from other parts of the world, climate change, pollution, hunting, fishing and poaching, will significantly reduce their wildlife carrying capacity.

Moreover, the measures taken by the Government of Pakistan for development, modernization and progress are also endangering the ecology, biodiversity, water and air quality, wildlife and agriculture in all the countries. In this regard, the government of Pakistan must also take serious action against offenders who cause damage or destroy the unique and beautiful wildlife of the country.

Moreover, civil societies, especially organizations, groups and NGOs working for the protection of wildlife in Pakistan, must raise awareness of the importance of these unique and magnificent creatures.

For example, a group of students from the Department of Biological Sciences at Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad took a very good step in raising awareness about wildlife protection in the country on November 29, 2021. This kind of measurements should be taken all over the country in various institutes.

—The author has an M.Sc. in Zoology from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.

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