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6 Reasons Nigerians Should Stop Killing Wild Animals by DevelopNaija: 4:40pm On Aug 31, 2018
Few days ago, I read about a Nigerian lady who bought a turtle just because she wanted to return it to the sea and prevent the turtle from being killed. This lady inspired me to write this article. I wish we all can be like this lady who sees the importance of wildlife. Here are reasons Nigerians should stop killing wildlife.

1. Wildlife creates a healthy ecosystem:

Plants and animals contribute to a healthy ecosystem. Loss of wildlife results to imbalance of the ecosystem. According to some contributors on Quora, Wildlife work together to create a biosphere and healthy ecosystem that helps to sustain life. The Ecosystem provides us with clean water, food and shelter. When a particular wildlife is gone, it affects the food chain which directly or indirectly affects the food web thus destroying the ecosystem.

2. Animals improve Human Psychology:

Do you know that spending time with animals improves your mental state; clears your head from negativity; boost happiness; serves as a great and real companion especially for lonely people; fights depression and improves positivity? Indeed, nature is a blessing to human; think twice before killing that animal. I haven’t seen or heard anyone that went to a wildlife centre or zoo and returned unhappy. You also tend to derive a higher level of happiness when you are care for wildlife.

3. There will be more fertile Farmlands:

A healthy ecosystem enriches the fertility of our lands for better farming practices; thereby making farmers have better farming experience and reap rich harvest.

4. Wildlife is very useful for Research and Medicinal Purpose:

U.S Fish and Wildlife Service states that 25% of the medicinal prescriptions given every year contain chemicals from animals. Who knows if that specie of chimpanzee or marine mammal that just got killed is where the antidote for HIV or cancer is meant to emanate from.

5. Jobs will increase:

If Nigeria decides to take Wildlife conservation seriously, there will be a great increase in jobs that deal with the protection, conservation and management of wildlife.

6. More revenue from Tourist attraction:

Obviously, conserving our wild animals and creating functional wildlife centres will attract tourists from all over the world and this will definitely generate very large revenue for Nigeria.

Every day, we hear about people killing wild animals in Nigeria. If asked their reason, you will hear “When there is hunger, what do you expect us to eat?” I implore every Nigerian to vote responsible and foresighted political aspirants who know the importance of Wildlife and will help Nigeria achieve SDG 14 - Life below Water and SDG 15 - Life on Land. However, achieving these goals will become very possible when we are able to tackle Poverty and Hunger in Nigeria.

More so, people who are guilty of killing wild animal may not see this write-up, therefore, when we come across such people, it is our duty to enlighten them about the usefulness of wildlife as well as discourage them from harming wildlife.

Source - http://www.developnaija.com/reasons-nigerians-should-stop-killing-wildlife/
Re: 6 Reasons Nigerians Should Stop Killing Wild Animals by Nobody: 5:10pm On Aug 31, 2018
This will nor stop the hunter from entering the bush to provide for his family.
Re: 6 Reasons Nigerians Should Stop Killing Wild Animals by DevelopNaija: 5:45pm On Aug 31, 2018
This will nor stop the hunter from entering the bush to provide for his family.

That's why there's a need for enlightenment and the need to tackle poverty and hunger with the right strategies. (I pointed it out in the article smiley)

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