As Humans, how do we get a balance between wildlife conservation and community welfare.Humans have been the major threat and cause of nature/environment problems.
This is due to various factors such as:
- Need for space for the rapidly growing population.
- High poverty levels.
- Industrialisation and urbanisation.
- Among others
As days goes by , things are getting complicated and sophisticated. More developments being practised. In need to have a “better” life. Which sometime does the opposite.
As we embraced new technologies, life became easier and cheap but expensive to our environment. Environment was never taken into account while making such decisions until it was too late.
Things have changed, nowadays each developer has to assess their impact on the environment before undertaking any projects. Organisations were set up as well to make sure this is adhered to. And also responsible to come up with laws and ways that can help rejuvenate our environment.
It’s not all of us who agree or adhere to these rules due to different reasons. That is:
- Lack of knowledge about environment conservation.
- Lack of understanding and appreciation of the nature conservation.
- Corruption and lack of political good will.
- Lack of alternatives to their negative actions.
- Just to name a few.
Can conservation education and awareness help change their mind?
You will easily protect or fight for something you love. And you can only love something you understand well about. Or able to relate to.
If we are able to help the local communities appreciate wildlife, they will be able to find ways to co-exist with them. They will be able to manage or approach human-wildlife conflicts in a better way.
Wildlife has no brains but we do have.So its our job to ensure the co-existence is successful. It will mean we do the following:
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