(INTRODUCTION) (Hook) Our animal populations all over the world are already facing stress from loss of habitat and global warming effects. (Thesis) I therefore believe that the government should allocate funding to protect animal populations. (Path statement) My argument takes into account the importance of such species for the continuation of many plant varieties and the variety of biological ecosystems which are invaluable to our own survival.
(ARGUMENT 1) Firstly, many animal species help in the survival of plant species. For example, there are many bat species that are becoming extinct. Such bats help keep the insect population in control. In addition, many animals, like various birds and rodents, help in the dispersal of plant seeds and in the pollination of plants. There are many known and unknown plants that are vital for medical research and the development of current and future medicines. Such medicines could be the game changer for various diseases that researchers still haven't found a cure for.
(ARGUMENT 2) Secondly, if some species dwindle in numbers, there may be a population explosion of some prey that could be detrimental to the environment. Although most of us can not fathom the importance of large predators. biology experts say that a dip in shark species like the Great White Shark could lead to a rise in the sea-lion or seal population. Without nature's culling of adorable seals, there would be a marked reduction in the fish population all over the world.
(COUNTER-ARGUMENT) On the other hand, many naysayers claim that protecting wildlife is mostly beneficial to wild animals with very little effect on the human population. However, this is often not the case as can be seen in one town in Africa. Researchers discovered that due to a drop in the fish population due to over-fishing, villagers in Ghana had begun to kill the nearby wild life. The increase in bush-meat, which were former baboon predators, led to a dangerous baboon population explosion. Such baboons became violent and began attacking the local Ghanese. This illustrates the dominoes negative effect of dwindling animal populations. The allocation of government funding to protect such animals will help maintain the biological equilibrium.
(CONCLUSION) (Thesis) In summary, we should protect our wildlife as we are the only species that have the knowledge and ability to protect endangered animals. (Summary) This helps sustain an ecosystem of crucial plants, fish and mammals. (Implication) Finally, when we protect the natural biological cycle of our ecosystems, we are essentially protecting our own human species.