Nature has a way of balancing itself if biodiversity is lost. Other plants and animals will take the place of species that have been eliminated in a local extinction. Seeds can use animals to be dispersed. An animal population will grow if it discovers an area that has an abundant amount of prey and a lack of potential predators.
Humans could also help out by planting seeds, but more often than not we’re the cause of spreading invasive species to different areas.
We can re-introduce native animals into their natural habitats after breeding in captivity, that is if the animal lends itself to easily being raised in captivity and not being too tame for living in the wild.
Otherwise, species will continue to evolve and may have a split such that one species is segregating into two new ones, such as one scientist observed with different migration patterns of birds possibly due to bird feeder availability.
There’s a project in LA to re-route the city’s water source to replenish the ecosystem which they originally took the water from and destroyed the area. Concentrated efforts and preservation tactics have helped restore the area much to the way it was before the initial interuption.
Understanding how an ecosystem works and how everything is effected helps us realize the right interactions, so when humans are involved, we can consciously work towards bringing nature back to its natural state.
The key is that we must work to protect biodiversity and keep it from being lost. Many species have been lost from the wild and cannot be brought back.
One option that does exist is that many animals are being bred in zoos and wildlife reserves. We must protect habitat in the wild and then work to release captive bred animals into these wild areas. The animals will have to be monitored to ensure they are adapting to living in the wild and able to capture their food and protect themselves from predators. This is obviously very difficult and does not always work, especially if habitat destruction or disease occur.
Education and preservation are the surest ways to help protect biodiversity so we do not have to try to recover it from captive populations.
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