There is a large amount of animals that are suffering due to humans. Pollution, rising waters, and loss of their natural
land are problems caused by humans that harm many animals. The animals lose their homes directly when humans move to where
they are native to, and change the landscape to where they cannot live there anymore. The animals also lose their homes when
humans cut down their homes for farming land or lumber. The worst problem is how human pollution indirectly affects the animals,
it ruins their habitat and then it kills the animals before their time. These animals are having a large amount of trouble
in trying to adapt to a world that is constantly being changed by humans.
Humans have basically covered the planet, they have changed every piece of it, and there really isn’t anything
natural left. The world is completely different than it was even 100 years ago, due to what humans, and the technology that
we have created, have done to our earth. This has a bad influence on the animals of earth and many of them suffer due to us.
Manatees in Florida have no protection from the humans that are boating, surfing, snorkeling, and other leisure activities
that humans do. They are hit by props from boats and fins on surfboards or wakeboards, and can also be hurt by many other
things. These manatees use a refuge set up specifically for them when ever humans begin to populate the waters that they normally
live in, this refuge gives them a place where all of their needs are fulfilled and where they can stay away from humans. Mowing
and flooding of the Rio Grande Valley in New Mexico has impacted the native Chufa. The plants all have trouble surviving after
mowing or flooding, and this causes the animals to suffer. There are also animals that can adapt to the humans environment,
the Key Deer that inhabit the Florida Keys have been losing their native homes to people due to the fact that people are now
taking over the previously uninhabited islands of the keys. These Deer seem to be very smart and have adapted to the urban
environment by eating the natural vegetation that still exists inside of town. This shows that animals can adapt to humans
because even when the humans hand feed the deer illegally, they still continue to rely mainly on vegetation that is growing
around the town for food.
The native birds of Hawaii were severely affected by humans moving onto their native land, and in order to save them,
the people have had to help out. The use of many wildlife refuges throughout the islands are helping the birds survive by
giving them a natural home to feed, breed, and nest. The Seaside Sparrows have always inhabited Texas, but many researchers
were surprised when the birds were found in the Rio Grande Delta. These birds have been pushed out of the native lands and
found a better place to live in the nearly uninhabited Rio Grande Delta. There is also a large amount of animals that depend
on the A.R.M. Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge of the Bayhead Islands, and many Alta Mira Oriole’s have been saved
by the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge here in Texas. The United States government has done a lot to help out the animals
that have been harmed by humans, there is even a state funded reserve that covers 7.2 million acres in Vermont, New Hampshire,
Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Human interaction with the earth and its people is something that needs to be fixed. The earth
is turning into a bad place and the use of refuges keeps it in its natural state. Florida has set up a wildlife refuge in
the everglades that contains cypress swamp, marsh, saw grass, and tree island habitats. this area is used by many animals
for their survival and it is all set up under the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Project, they see the harming of the
earth by humans as a problem but have found a way to start bringing the earth back to the way that it is meant to be for much
of the animals that populate it. Mississippi has wetlands set up for the Sand hill Crane, which fell down to an isolated population
of only 30 birds. The birds used a wetland and they have now brought their number to 100, this shows that the use of wetlands
helps the survival of animals.
Many humans have done a lot to ensure the survival of many native animals. If more people would participate in feeding,
more animals would survive. The Sand hill Crane is a bird that inhabits southern Oregon and they have been losing their nest
to many natural predators that live in the areas that they live. Humans have stepped in and removed the predators that had
been harming the Sand hill Cranes, allowing them to survive. There have been many times that oil spills caused by humans have
harmed the land used by many different animals. It was found that the best way for these harmed areas is to completely burn
down the land and let it regrow to a better state. This is a good way to put the earth back to the way it was meant to be,
but requires a lot of time and the animals will lose their homes during that time.
Feeding and refuges are two of the best ways to help animals survive. Animals suffer dearly because of the way that
humans treat the earth, and humans need to continue to help these animals survive or eventually we will all suffer. If the
all of the animals in the world die, then there will be nothing left for humans to eat. If there is nothing to eat then all
the humans will eventually die too.