Recently, the Geography Department assigned us to do some research about “Human-Wildlife Conflict.” This research is related to the development in Africa that is caused by the expansion of human settlements into wildlife areas. It is a particularly hard struggle between low income farmers and the wildlife which creates this conflict. Farmers suffer economically from the loss of crops and livestock, while wildlife populations will potentially become extinct from this conflict. Although human and wildlife interactions are important to create sustainability, we learned that in this conflict, it will give a negative effect towards sustainability. Therefore, in order to overcome this problem, the agencies like United Nations should enforce a new law that will give fair solution to both sides. One thing I learned from this conflict is that, most of human solutions will always put human rights first. Here is a question of ethic, which one is more important; human or the wildlife? We learned from this course that we, as humans, usually think that humans are more important than environment. In my opinion, we should be fair. We are living in a world where coupledness-interaction between human and wildlife is so important to create sustainability. Therefore, every single living thing on earth deserves the same treatment. We should not take advantage with what we have to be selfish where in this case, destroying the habitat of the wildlife excessively.
We should be considerate and treat every living thing fairly so that sustainability in this world can be maintained.
Iffah Munirah Mohamad Radzi