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Towards Conserving and Restoring the Eco-System for a Better Tomorrow

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Conservation! Conservation! Conservation! That is the one thing I would do passionately. We owe it to our environment that we are here today after all those millions of millennia. The same environment that many of us are oblivious of is the one which will tenderly take care of our descendants and all forms of life in generations to come. The state of the economy, the GDP or what is trending will be of no value if we do not take care of planet earth.
Since industrialization came into the mainstream late in the 18th century, it affected households and this led to change in lifestyles. Though it made our work as human beings easier, it became the leading force behind the culture of consumerism and here we are today.
We burn fuel to move
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We are losing our nations pride in a devastating manner. By the end of September this year, Kenya the largest sanctuary of wildlife in East Africa had lost 190 elephants and 34 rhinos, a greater number than the previous year.
Poaching has turned out to be an epidemic in Africa. Due to unemployment, young people venture into poaching because of its good remuneration. Calls have been made from different quarters to declare poaching a national disaster. I second this. It’s a well-known fact that elimination of a particular species from an ecosystem breaks down the food chain and in the process affecting other organisms. Eventually it leads to animals dying if they can’t migrate and plants may die. Over the last two centuries, we have witnessed plant and animal species go extinct and human activity and its population burst has been noted as the main factor.
With these facts on hand, every day I wake up feels like I’m leaving in an increasingly toxic environment. An environment we are continuing to poison, yet there’s never time to stop and look back. I ask myself; what am I doing? What are the repercussions of my actions? Had my ancestors done this, would I be here now? No! Many of us are too busy – busy doing nothing. I choose to make a change. I choose to start with small steps that in the end will count.
My deep love for the environment comes out of the great beauty I see in the world and the curiosity in me. I have always been intrigued by the universe. Out of
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