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What Will Happen If We Don't Save Endangered Species?

  • Date Submitted: 12/10/2013 02:19 PM
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What will happen if we don’t save endangered species?

   
    Endangerment is a huge issue, one that involves the animals as well as the environments in which they live and interact with one another. Endangered Species are species whose numbers are so small that they are at risk of extinction. Today, there are over 2,054 species that are endangered or threatened. While some recognize the true danger of these species becoming extinct, some believe that it will not make a difference or affect them. To truly make a change and save these endangered animals, those people must understand the consequences of endangered species, and what could happen if they become extinct. Not helping to protect endangered species does not only affect the animals, but affects everyone and everything on Earth in many different ways.

    If people continue to be oblivious to the seriousness of this problem, there will be massive damages in the economy. Animal agriculture is a huge factor to our economy, and also supplies many jobs surrounding animals. The United Soybean Board funded an economic analysis that found 1.85 million jobs just in the American economy alone were a result of animal agriculture. According to cattlenetwork.com, Animal Agriculture has a $289 billion impact on the total output in the economy. This is massive, and if endangered species continue to go on unnoticed and become extinct, our unemployment rate will increase massively. Although many might not know it, all species help in the making of the food we eat daily. Even if it is a minor job, all species contribute. “Many of our foods have been derived from wild species, loss of these plants and animals could deprive humanity of improved agricultural crops.” (natureserve.org)Another specific example is insects. Approximately one third of the world’s crops depend on natural pollinators. This includes many insects, including bees.   Food is a huge factor to our economy, and also to our everyday needs. If we...

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