Recently, the environment has been facing a lot of challenges resulting from the increased human activities such as farming and construction of the infrastructures. These activities have led to the imbalanced ecosystem. The environmentalists have continued to agitate for the need for humans to understand that the ecosystem is in a very dynamic setting, which is composed of different types and classes of living things. These living things are either directly or indirectly responsible for the survival of each other, and it is, therefore, important that they all exist. This write up addresses the various roles of people in ensuring the preservation of the areas threatened by the human encroachment. The balancing of different environmental concerns and the need for the U.S global participation in environmental conservation is also discussed.
According to Narasaiah (2008), human encroachment is the inversion of part of the environment so that beneficial activities like farming and mining can be carried out. It has since threatened certain regions of the earth, thus, leading to the need for people to take up active roles in educating the rest of the human population on the importance of preserving the life of other living things. The innovation of environmental-friendly technology should also be encouraged, so that activities like mining and farming are done in a manner not likely to interfere with the ecosystem.
In addition, the governments and private organizations should come up with protection programs, which can help preserve the regions threatened by human encroachment. These may include the formulation of preservation strategies such as; the creation of botanical gardens, seed banks, and zoos. Moreover, the governments should declare some human activities like cutting down of trees illegal if done without legal permission. The government should also carry out identification and protection of the biological hotspots. That is, the species rich regions to be protected so as to assist in maintaining the ecosystem at a balance. Finally, people should be advised to change their pattern of consumption and development activities so as to reduce the levels of environmental destruction (Kearns, 2010).
The issue of drilling of oil in the Arctic has generated a controversial debate with a section of scholars supporting it while others have emphasized on its illegality. However, other scholars have come up with a compromising position noting the need for the consideration of both the long-term economic arguments and the habitat protection arguments. They have thus called for the need of environmental friendly methods of drilling as a compromised choice (Kearns, 2010).
Narasaiah (2008) notes that many environmental conservation groups have come up to help in saving the rain forests. Some of these groups are in the United States of America though they operate internationally. Even, though, many people have questioned why the U.S is interested in the environmental conservation, in the other countries, it is important to note that every part of the world’s ecosystem contributes to the balancing of the whole earth’s ecosystem.
In conclusion, it is important to note that a balanced ecosystem benefits the whole life forms on earth and so should be a responsibility of everyone.