T he saddest result of the destruction of our wilderness is the inevitable massive extinction of numerous select species that give our precious earth its finely tuned biodiversity.
Of course our world has accepted distinction in the past, like the dinosaurs for one but none as close as the rapid extinction rate today. Some scientists believe it’s up to ten thousand times faster than biologically normal! That’s absolutely crazy!
Can you believe that the current extinction rate is approximately one to ten species per year? That’s just not acceptable!
The fact is, if we don’t start making changes NOW, we are going to completely destroy our beautiful Planet Earth and then what? I don’t even want to go there.
Now the process of extinction is enormously complex and doesn’t happen at the drop of a dime. For example, the loss of specific pollinators won’t cause certain tree species to become immediately extinct because a tree life cycle is measured in centuries. Although it will happen.
That said, even some incredibly gifted scientists have trouble grasping all the factors to consider. Bottom line is, when the numbers of any population of plants or animals falls under a certain number, extinction is inevitable because it’s simply impossible to recover.
Some factors that drive a population to extinction are environmental and demographic stochasticity and reduced genetic diversity. In other words the birth and death rate of a species, the random changes in the weather and food supply and the unavailability of individuals from other populations to help sustain the smaller populations.
Now this is just the tip of the iceberg so to speak but we have to learn to start at the root of the problem. It doesn’t matter how you slice it, deforestation WILL cause mass extinction. So what are you going to do about it?