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We should be grateful to the bountiful nature for sustaining us, as it had sustained our ancestors for many generations. But, don't we need to preserve it for posterity's sake?State of wilderness is a very exigent issue, that should be concerning every nation in fact every individual. We have already cut down innumerable trees and cleared forest for our selfish economic gains. Post industrialization has seen a complete metamorphosis of how vast stretches of green land and forests had been replaced by factories, industries, commercial building and township resulting in uncontrollable pollution, global warming, diseases such as lung cancer, asthma and other respiratory disorders owing to pollution and lack of fresh air. Hence, I undoubtedly agree that nations should implement strict laws to curb further deforestation.
Only countries, which are under developed, have fair amount of wilderness area and where economic development is a prerequisite for survival should consider about disturbing them within limits. They should learn from mistakes of developed nations and take thoughtful actions - how to manage their wildlife resources such that minimum damage happen to environment.
Forest contributes a lot in rain, maintains levels of oxygen, recycle carbon dioxide and are home to innumerable species of flora and fauna. Unchecked deforestation has lead to global warming, disturb pattern of rain and climatic variations.
Due to man's reckless deforestation many animals are on the verge of extinction or their population have significantly reduced. Siberian tiger, Panda, dodo bird, American Bison, mountain gorilla are a few to mention. We are left with only 3,000 wild tigers now whereas a century back their number was around 1,00,000. Well what a shame!!
Incidents reporting animals attacking people in cities are also increasing these days because of loss of their habitat and subsequent disruption in their food cycle. These forests were brought down by human beings for their selfish motives but to keep them from further damage nations should enact stringent laws for wilderness protection as well as for regulating mining. Furthermore, afforestation should be encouraged and practiced wherever possible.
As "Necessity is the mother of invention", our scientist and engineers would surely find some alternatives instead of cutting down trees for fulfilling their needs. Increased green cover will ensure better environmental balance, improved health for their citizens, will preserve their natural wildlife. Apart from this scenic beauty of the place can attract tourist and generate revenue. In short, it will make their country a better place to live - for them and for future generations to come.
To sum up, it's a high time that whatever wilderness is left is kept intact, otherwise whole world will have to face dire consequences. There is nothing wrong in economic development but it should not be on cost of environment, it may seem profitable right now but then earth won't be able to survive for long.