Preserving Our Earth

America's endangered areas are deplinishing daily. Natural disasters
are a major factor in their disappearance, but the most prominent factor is
mankind. Even though procedures are conducted daily to preserve our home, these
areas slowly crumble within our grasps. Protection of these areas is essential,
as our whole race depends upon resources derived from these lands.
From the lush greenery to the sparkling blue waters, all is majestic in
its fullest. This is why I believe almost all of these wonderful places should
be preserved. Mankind has come too far to throw it all away for his greedy
purposes. Many believe that our secluded wildlife areas should be available for
the public. But what is to be offered through this? Many recreational
activities I presume, but what about our biggest environmental concern -
Pollution is so widespread throughout our world that it is overwhelming.
Drinking water supplies are contaminated with runoff from nearby factories and
even with pollutants from our own backyards. Demands of skyscrapers and
condominiums wipe out our decreasing rainforests. This drudges wildlife from
its natural home and into the havoc that is ours. Millions of acres of
beautiful land are destroyed daily to satisfy the needs of mankind.
But has anyone contemplated the needs of our wildlife? When their homes
are incinerated, where do they run for shelter? Where will wildlife obtain its
food and oxygen if the sources are gone? Not much is done about our destructive
ways, we sit back and let money and greed take power. The solution is just a
whisper away. The preserved areas should remain untouched. Hunting should be
outlawed in these protected lands. If a family is starving and has to resort to
this brutal deed, then restricted areas should be permitted. Proper usage of
trash and recycling receptacles should be readily available. Rivers should be
tested and guarded for the sake of our future and our children. These simple
guidelines can be easily followed through education of the general population.
More people should volunteer their time through river, land, and beach clean-ups.
These small measures can save our endangered population drastically. If we
loose our world's natural resources, where will we turn?