Just To Illustrate The Degree Of Biodiversity Loss We’re Facing, let’s Watch The Video
These Photo Shots are of the spotted deers which are seen in Kawal Tiger Reserve today. In the recent past, the Improvement in the habitat has been observed with fruitful results, in Tiger Reserves in Telangana Forests, says officials of Telangana Forest Department.
Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary
The reserve is one of the richest teak forests in Telangana, with dense unaltered areas, free of human disturbance. The River Godavari flows through this area.
Mammal species that have been sighted include tiger, leopard, gaur, cheetal, sambar, nilgai, barking deer, chowsingha, peacock and sloth bear.
Several species of birds and reptiles are also found in the sanctuary. About 48 tigers are currently staying at this reserve, as per the unofficial sources.
Kawal Tiger Reserve is located at Jannaram mandal of Mancherial District (Old Adilabad district) in Telangana.
It is to be noted that the Govt of India had declared Kawal wildlife sanctuary as Tiger Reserve in 2012.
Sighting of these species are special because according to a report, animals are disappearing at hundreds of times the normal rate, primarily because of shrinking habitats. Their biggest threat are humans.
Habitat loss happens as humans continue to develop agriculture and land for housing and commercial purposes, followed by hunting and fishing. Though the habitat is not lost entirely, it may be altered to an extent where the wildlife cannot adapt.
What We Lose When Animals Go Extinct?
In this complex world, a species, whether it’s an ape or ant is like an answer to a puzzle. A species’s genome is the answer to the puzzle because the genome is all of its DNA. Also, all of their biomolecular heritage, and the balance they help in creating the ecosystem is lost.
The extinction event is a kind of book with instructions, which is lost when the species dies. In this way, we sort of destroy, the library of life.
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Unlike the mass recorded events of geological history, the current event is often referred to as the Sixth Extinction Crisis, after the 5 known extinction waves in geological history.
We Lose Many Things When Animals Go Extinct
- We lose the species
- Benefits that it may bring to us (medicinal, economical or etc)
- Countless possibilities of evolution
- In the ecosystem, the biodiversity richness is lost
- If its a key species in the ecosystem, we may eventually lose the whole ecosystem, thus affecting the climate, putting humans life in peril
Around 1 million species now face extinction, many within the next few decades. We are facing multiple crises at the same time.
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