Editorial — May 15, 2014

Staff ~ The Prince Albert Daily Herald
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A Prince Albert Collegiate Institute Grade 12 English Language Arts A30 class taught by Evonne Garrett worked with Daily Herald managing editor Perry Bergson last month on writing editorials for newspapers. Over the next month we’ll give them a chance to speak up on issues that are meaningful to them. The student who wrote this one preferred to remain anonymous.



In the nature it’s a pretty hard place to live when you only have yourself and no tools, water, food, or any bug spray. But there are animals that live in the nature and live off her and fight everyday just in order to live. Now trying to find food aside, ask yourself do I make it harder for these animals living off of Mother Nature to live? That’s a serious question because the wild animals can’t become dependent on us, or they would never leave us alone.

There is something that is possible to do. We can quit destroying their habitat with deforestation, pollution, urban development, and yes we can quit killing them. There are a lot of animals, and there are lots of endangered animals.

 In 2013 it was recorded, a total of 676 species were at risk in Canada, including 456 kinds of animals. (Includes plants). There are animals species such as the sea otter which back in the 1900 was on the verge of extinction because of its pelts. But an international law was put on them to protect them and now the existence of the sea otter, whether or not if they will live or die is of little concern. The little cute guys are now free to do live, play and have fun because of something that society did a long time ago.

If we want to protect endangered species it requires a society-wide effort. It requires the establishment and proper management of a well-designed system of protected areas, public education, conservation-minded research, protective legislation for biodiversity and other measures. Canadians have come to realize that there has to a balance between the size and activities of the economy, and the needs of the natural world, including our endangered species. In fact, that balance is more like a limit that Canadians should not pass.

Some efforts include habitat protection, research and management of endangered species, international agreements, and the laws put forth in order to put consequences on people who hunt them. 

The time to act is now if there is going to be a future for the endangered animals. It’s better to be early and work on the problems rather than just say that it will sort itself out. what if in 20 years from now the caribou go extinct from Canada, and there was something that you could have done to save it, but you didn’t try. 

Helping animals in a contained area is a hard job with all the rights, protection programs, and try making their environment a better place. Trying to protect an endangered species alone is even harder. So when there a type of specie out there that could use your help and support try to help it.

 Not everyone can help this loyal cause, but you can. Animals can’t live without there home so let’s try and give it back to them.

Organizations: Prince Albert Collegiate Institute Grade, Daily Herald

Geographic location: Canada

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