I think that people should play many different roles in preserving those regions threatened by human infringement. A major problem leading towards endangerment and extinction of many species from the smallest insects to the largest mammals is destruction of their habitat to make room for more and more of us. We crowd many species giving other species no place to live, eat, and raise their young. Some are forced to become accustomed to humans just to find food. As building continues, destruction of entire ecological systems occurs. There is no consideration given to the species that live there as building continues. I think that since humans are the most intelligent on this planet, which they should automatically take full responsibility to taking care of the planet we inhabit.
Without humans caring for the planet we live on, the ecosystems would be thrown out of balance, and we could parish away. If we were to lighten up on overfishing, our planet would soon be without many of the fish that are on the endangered lists. Understandably certain things that can damage the environment can help the economy, such as drilling for oil. However, it is not east to balance every being's interest. I believe that if we continue to destroy the environment then we will all suffer; not just animals and their habitat. We should consider the long-term effects of every choice made and only do necessary damage when there is no other choice.
Many people take a global approach to large ecosystems, because everybody owns the earth and the destruction of the rainforest is the destruction of an ecosystem that is a global regulator. People live everywhere and have affected environments long since. When national parks and nature reserves are set aside there are nearly always native peoples who are displaced from their traditional homes. Rather we should speak of regions to protect from capitalist encroachment and exploitation. [continues]
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