Persuasive Essay On Biodiversity Conservation

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Biodiversity Conservation in Australia

Biodiversity exists in every type of environment. Our existence, as humans, depends greatly on these environments, whether it be for food, materials, or energy. Thus, the conservation of this biodiversity is crucial in sustaining life on Earth. Currently in Australia, the risk of extinction is very real for thousands of species. This is not only detrimental to the actual threatened species, but also for all of the other species in the ecosystem that depend on it. Australia’s biodiversity is constantly being threatened by habitat loss, unsustainable practices, overuse of resources, and climate change. Unfortunately, once biodiversity has been lost, it can never fully be restored, thus, we must act quickly and efficiently to ensure that the least amount of permanent loss occurs.
According to Australia’s 2010-2030 Biodiversity Conservation Strategy, there are three important steps that must be taken above all else to conserve biodiversity. Firstly, all Australian’s must be engaged and motivated to take action. Secondly, everyone must work to aid in “building ecosystem resilience.” Lastly, once the first two steps have been taken, we must work toward attaining tangible results (Australian Government Department of Environment and Energy).
Currently, the main cause of biodiversity loss in Australia is very much due to human intervention in nature—this leading cause being habitat destruction. Thus, it is no surprise that the demolishing of the rainforest is a major problem and threat to Australian biodiversity. As of now, with the massive amount of deforestation occurring daily around the globe, Australia is the only western country to still have large patches of rainforest. Thankfully, today’s world has seen a surge in activism. Thus, it is no surprise that there are many movements and campaigns by the Australian people to protect their environment.
Unfortunately, however, activism is not enough to fully protect biodiversity and prevent further loss. Even with all of the good that comes with these movements, there are a lot of problems with Australia’s current state of conservation. Australia has dug itself into a fairly deep hole; continuing unsustainable practices in the
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