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Essay, Paragraph or Speech on “Our Wild Life Heritage” Complete Essay, Speech for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

Our Wild Life Heritage

The good news about nature is that it is showing signs of repair and renewal in thousands of small and large protected areas across India. The bad news is that such successes are proving temporary as ambitious Indian place their own commercial self-interest above those of nation.

Not so long ago, sparkling productive forest, rich soils and fish on coast lines were the order of the day. These were gifts that nature had handed over those who occupied the Indian subcontinent centuries ago. As recently as the turn of the last century, primary forests clothed perhaps half the subcontinent. If you then caste a hundred seeds about indiscriminately, half of them were likely to take root because our soils were fertile, our climate moderate and our water resources abundant. Urban India began to colonise rural India. Dams were constructed without considering whether or not the nation was profiting from them. Mines were dug indiscriminately pesticides such as DDT were sprayed in such massive doses that instead of insects, human began to die from the pesticides. Nuclear reactors were built without worrying about the fact that there was no place to dump the lethal waste they would continually produce.

As for our forests almost any one with an axe began to cut timber for sale to the highest urban bidder. Tigers, elephants and migrating birds began to be shot, trapped and otherwise killed by free Indians who claimed it was their human right to emulate erstwhile masters. This monumental demage was not the result by some transient insanity. It is still going on.

This is why the cheetah is extinct, the lions are on the road to extinction and why we still lose a tiger every single day to poachers. It is also why more forests are being cut on the Indian subcontinent today than ever before in our recorded history. Not surprising, galloping soil has overtaken millions of hectares of once fertile farmlands. And there is not one river in India whose water can safely be drunk. Predictably, landslides and floods are the order of the day. Our G.N.P. and per captia income have gone marginally. But more Indians go to bed thirsty than during British rule.

The above tragedies unfolded over decades but politicians and developers berated those who protested against the destruction of our ecological foundations. “India is too poor a country to care about our environmental protection.” They said as they trashed Indian ecological foundations in the name of development.

Today of course, people know better.Young persons are asking for the tiger to be saved and they run campaigns to recycle wastes Every political party manifesto claims to be championing the environment. Paradoxically, the level of environmental awareness has reached dizzy heights even as the degradation of our surroundings has plummeted to in fathomable depths. Increasingly environmental rumbles have begun to be heard, from the most unexpected quarters, businessmen. doctors. tour operators, traders. even some politicians.

Some people question “In a land where people are dying why should we squander time and money to save wild life and the environment” ? Particle Physicists are answering that question for us now, together with geologists, botanists, zoologists, mathematicians and evolutionists. For all our techno-logical advances, all our giant leap of knowledge, we are still intellectual midgets in a world of impossibly advanced natural system. Even the mechanism that causes one solitary flower to bloom, for instance, has not yet been replicated in a laboratory ? We need moths, bees and butterflies to pollinate flower. We need squiarrels, monkeys and birds to disperse seeds. We need termites to recycle the cellulose in dead plants so those nutrients can be returned to the earth without the gardners of our fragile Eden life on earth would be impossible.


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