When people start to think about the ecosystem and nature as a whole, many don’t fully grasp the importance of relying on other species. Everything on earth is connected, whether we realize it or not. Human survival doesn’t rely on humans alone — the human species depends on tons of other life forms to stay in existence.
You may have heard about certain animals going extinct or about populations declining. In fact, the media often focuses on larger endangered animals like leopards, tigers, gorillas, and rhinos. However, there are much smaller species that don’t get as much attention as these larger animals do.
But have you considered how these shrinking populations of smaller animals and insects could actually impact the ecosystem? And, how certain species help us survive in today’s society? Well to answer that question, let’s take a closer look at a few animal species that human beings will not be able to survive without.