Human Invasion and Conservation

Human Invasion and Conservation

Conservation is to maintain viable population of organism under carrying capacity in their habitat. Actually, conservation is focused on human survival and is a complete manipulation to ensure human existence on Earth. Conservation principle suggest the maintenance of viable population of organism in two cases:

  1. If the population is large, reduce to the level of carrying capacity and
  2. If population is very low, apply manipulation to raise to carrying capacity level.

According to recent conservation scenario, human invasion is supported and natural evolutionary process is challenged.  Agreeable thing is, yes universe itself is changing, evolution and extinction is going on but H. sapiens sapiens has enhanced the ratio which is disastrous. All the global issues like climate change, degradation, deforestation, food insecurity etc. are evolved due to the negative anthropogenic events. All the organism consume food in natural raw form but human transforms, that is root cause for degradation and destruction. The theme is survival and desire is optional.

Many organisms before human, evolved, invaded and extinct. But in the specific human case, they assumed that they can determine their existence period by themselves. The concerned bodies with animal rights have also the same theory.

The human population, major contributor for the carbon dioxide in air, ozone layer depletion, habitat fragmentation, shrinkage and threats to organisms has just invaded like Lantana camara and Mikania micrantha in forest. Nature always boycott overpopulated species from the ecosystem and humans are for this period. Being wise and intelligent H. sapiens sapiens has owned the earth as this is only their property. Like other organism, humans are also sharing same habitat. Sharing habitat to extinction of other organism is not fair. Surviving in same ecological condition suggests all organisms have equal rights to use the habitat components.

Strange! Now Earth is shaped to sustain human invasion rather providing space to organisms which are in the risk of extinction.


Author: Shristee Panthee, Email:

The Author of this article is student from Institute of Forestry, Pokhara, Nepal.