The Human Impact On Biodiversity

1650 WordsJan 11, 20177 Pages
There are over 2,000 species that are either endangered or threatened in the United States and in foreign countries in the year 2016 according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The biodiversity all across the world is decreasing at a tremendous rate. Because of this, the protection of endangered species is a very important focus. In 1973 the Endangered Species Act was put into effect. Under this Act, all threatened and endangered species are protected. The biodiversity refers to the variety of species in a given ecosystem. People do not think these creatures are important, that is simply untrue. Some people believe that human needs take priority over the needs of other species. However, biodiversity should be protected because all…show more content…
Studies are being done all across the world to gain more knowledge on biodiversity in order to keep these species alive and well. The groundbreaking studies that have been done, and are still being done, by Scotland 's scientists is accumulating global knowledge of biodiversity in the pursuit of protecting endangered plants and animals (Scotland Scientists). Roseanna Cunningham said: “The process of evolution leads species to adapt to changing circumstances, to strengthen, grow and, at times, to falter. Unfortunately human impact on the environment has, for centuries now, sped up this natural process at a rate many species cannot match. Our scientists have increased our understanding of biodiversity and provided clear direction on how humans can help support and protect the marvelous variety of life around us” (Scotland Scientists). This quotation explains to the world that evolution cannot happen overnight. The evolution of different species takes so much time that our rapidly changing society is destroying the creatures of the world. However, because of the work done by the Scottish scientists the world is coming to know and acknowledge the importance of biodiversity. Because of Scotland’s scientists work on this matter, we are having a clear direction about how humans can help support and protect an awe-inspiring variety of life around us, the world can move on to actually protecting endangered and threatened
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