Many plant and animals species are on the verge of their extinction
because of loss of forset land by indiscriminate use by the humans. As a biology
student what method would you suggest along with its advantages that can
protect such threatened species from getting extinct?
As a biology student, I would suggest the following method to protect threatened
species of plants and animals from getting extinct:
(i) Threatened animals and plants are taken out from their natural habitat
and placed in special setting where they can be protected and given special
care. Example, Zoological parks, botanical gardens and wildlife safari parks serve
(ii) Gametes of threatened species can be preserved in viable and fertile conditions
for long periods using cryopreservation techniques.
(iii) Eggs can be fertilised in vitro, and plants can be propagated using tissue culture
(iv) Seeds of different genetic strains of commercially important plants can be kept for long periods
in seed banks.