Human encroachment is threatening the existence of numerous living things. It has led to the forceful adaption of sudden environmental changes by the concerned living things through migration (Kidd, 2004, p 122). Various human activities such as agriculture and logging contribute to human encroachment.
Individuals have an important role in ensuring that they preserve the areas that are getting encroached through various human activities. People should take into account the importance of continuity of all the living things. This way, cases of living things getting extinct will be lowered. Furthermore, cases of diseases affecting wild animals will be reduced (McNeely & Scherr, 2003, p 82). When the importance or awareness of the importance of preserving natural environment is integrated, individuals can play a vital role in ensuring they preserve the natural environment.
The problem of serving various conflicting interests, in relation to natural environmental conservation, of key players in diverse sectors arises (Wiliford & Martone, 2007, p 17). The examples of entities that may have conflicting interests negative to environmental conservation include; an agricultural company that focuses on depleting natural forests, a mining company that has found a lucrative mine in a natural game reserve, and a large industrial company easily disposing its effluent into the sea. All these entities are against the conservationists’ goal of preserving all the concerned environments. Their respective interests can be balanced with provision of adequate, though not entirely, alternatives and in some instances through conservation. By doing so, the entities can abandon their quest to interfere with the environment.
In some cases, the respective habitats in question are not available within the United States. For instance, many international conservation groups are working to save the rainforests outside the United States. In this case, the people have a right not to accept the activities of another player in their land. Conservation groups can purchase the respective lands from the governments in question and therefore preserve them. This is vital considering that the ecosystem is going to be affected by the unchecked actions of other countries.
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