Importance of Wildlife Species in the Environment
We all need to be made aware of the importance of various species that live among us. Such species include plants, animals, insects and also other smaller microorganisms. They all play various roles in bringing balance to the ecology, hence there conservation and protection is critical to ensure that their existence is not threatened.
Most of us do not know the benefits of most wild species, or may not be concerned with the conservation of such species. Such was my case until I happened to attend an annual event which brought together a variety of conservation and wildlife organizations. It was back in the summer of 2006, when I had gone to visit my uncle.
My uncle works as a protection officer in a marine life protection organization. He had a presentation to make at the event, and he encouraged my cousin Mike and me to attend the event. Of course I was skeptic about spending the whole day at the event because I was worried that I would get bored anyway, but I felt creepy at the idea of spending the whole day in the house alone. Therefore, I decided to accompany them at the event.
Attending a Wildlife Conservation Event helped me Understand the Benefits of Wildlife
I never expected that there would be so much for me to learn there. Even as we entered the hall which was beautifully adorned with various stands and exhibition booths, I still felt that I was in the wrong place. My uncle and to leave us to take care of ourselves as he went to join his fellow co-workers in making last minute preparations about their presentation. Mike seemed enthralled by the various displays and I didn’t realize the moment when he got lost in the crowd as he inspected the works of the various organizations.
I was left alone and as I walked around trying to trace Mike, I came upon a section where there were various activities meant for the kids. I decided to make myself useful by helping the guides to take care of the kids as they played around. Being good at making friends and playing with kids, I was able to quickly blend in and throughout the morning section, I spend my day there. It was shortly before noon, that Mike called my cell phone. Apparently, he wanted me to get to the presentation hall and listen to my uncle as he made his presentation.
Learning the Behavior of Various Species Helps in making the Protection Easier
He had prepared various slides which contained information about marine life and I was really fascinated by the numerous rare species that he talked about in the various slides. He addressed the issue of protection of marine life and the role that we must all play in ensuring that the conservation efforts by the various institutions in protecting marine life is achieved.
After his presentation, I felt the urge to visit the various stands and learn more about wildlife. There were various kinds of displays and there was a lot to learn. Most of the people there were also very friendly and hospitable and took time to explain anything that they were asked by the visitors. I was thrilled by one stand which happened to address the importance of dragonfly conservation. Before then, I had never bothered to learn if dragonflies were important to us. There was a lot that I learn there and eventually, I decided to buy a dragonfly designed sweat shirt as an appreciation to the immense knowledge that I learnt.
By the end of the day, I had acquired a lot of knowledge about the correlation of wildlife and the environment. This formed the basis that helped me in making a decision to study biology in college. I did pursue a degree in biology later in life and today, I involved in various efforts which seek to improve the quality of the habitats of various species so as to ensure their survival.
I’ve also been involved in various research projects of studying the behavior of various wildlife species which contribute in making better conservation easier.