We should try to save the endangered species. Many wildfires are becoming extinct slowly. We need to keep a healthy population of animals and plants. Here are four major reasons to save endangered species.
1. Medicinal value
Many rare plants have good medicinal value. The drug digitalis, for example, is derived from purple foxglove. This drug can be used to treat congestive heart failure, irregular heartbeat, asthma, and other diseases. You can also heal burns and wounds. Like plants, animals also have medicinal properties. For example, brain tumor research uses venom of a scorpion.
2. Agricultural value
Important genes can be present in wild plant species that can improve crops. For example, the genetic material from a wild corn species can stop a leaf fungus that destroyed 15% of US corn crop previously.
3. Ecological importance
Extinction of plant or animal can change the ecosystem drastically. A plant or animal cannot live by itself. It needs to interact with other organisms to survive. When a plant or animal is removed from the ecosystem, the lives of other organisms are compromised. For example, killer whales affect the food chain of bald eagles.
4. Inheritance value
We want our children and the future generations to enjoy the benefits that we gain from wildlife species. So, it is important that these wild species exist. We should take steps to conserve them.
There are many organizations that are working towards conserving the wild species. They are asking people to donate to help them protect these species from getting extinct. Some initiatives that we all can take include reducing pollution and waste planting trees and develop new strategies to conserve the endangered species.