The Wildlife Conservation Society, just posted a rather angry note, saying that almost 17000 marine species are not included in any conservation program or scheme. They went on declaring that marine protection areas are inadequate and that they systematically excluding quite a lot of species.
All these conclusions and solicitations have been included in a document, that also doubles up as a study. The paper published in the Scientific Reports journal, sais that approximately 97.4 percent of the total number of 17348 marine species are facing extinctions due to the fact that only 10 percent of their habitat in deemed to be a marine protected area.
The study also cautioned that these protective gaps are centered around nations that are highly developed such as the United States, Brazil, and Canada. The study itself encompassed quite a lot of scientists from many prestigious universities, located in Canada, Australia, and the United States.
The reason why the researchers considered that the protection areas are inadequate is due to the fact that many nations chose to alter the balance between economy and environment in the favor of the later. The researchers cautioned that we all must take the necessary steps in order to ensure that marine biodiversity is preserved. Moreover, there are quite a number of countries out there that owe the sea and its biota a lot. They declared that, in order to maker further use of the ocean’s services, we must do anything we can in order to secure and preserve marine life.
Moreover, it would seem that countries that possess a high rate of economic development tend to overlook this aspect of marine conservation. Extracted from the study, we have another synopsis, consisting of the ratio between economy and tendency to conserve. It would seem that higher rated countries, from an economic point of view, are capable of creating inadequate habitats. According to the number, such a country would transform 2 percent of the animal’s natural habitat into a marine preservation area.
The study itself does not come to impose on others. It just merely states the fact that over 17000 marine species are in danger of becoming extinct if the local wildlife authorities won’t take radical measures in order to ensure survival. Declaring an area an MPA (marine preservation area) could be put a lot of strain on the economy, but as the specialists said, this would mean that Nature will return the favor, by blessing us again with a sea bounty.