Learning from nature

July 8, 2011 at 5:37 pm Leave a comment

Working with large, charismatic animals is surely one of the most rewarding things you can do, and I’ve long known that we have so much to learn from them.  Indeed humans have been learning from other species for millenia.  It is so sad, then, that we continue to persecute the Earth’s large mammals to such an extent that population numbers are now drastically reduced to dangerously low levels.

The proud beasts of the forests and plains survive in pockets of wild habitat that are also shrinking as a result of human encroachment.

The link to the article below in today’s Independent touches on the importance of trophic cascade (the importance of apex predators in the web of life), and also the parallels that can be drawn between our species and others.  For example, the importance of family groups and social structures.

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/could-big-cats-be-facing-extinction-2308722.html

Big cats are on the brink.  This article is a plea for us to take heed and to really learn the lessons, not just for the sake of the big cats, but for our own as well.  The world will be much diminished if these wonderful creatures disappear from the landscape once and for all.  With fewer than 900 tigers left in India time is running out….

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