Per this week’s reading, the golden toad became extinct
for a few reasons, such as climate change, pollution, ultraviolet radiation, and
chytridiomycosis disease. Today, we are seeing a
higher rate of extinction due to human activities on ecosystems. I support
preservationist philosophy because I believe that we should care about the
extinction of the golden toad. Species play an important role in ecosystem productivity
and natural sustainability. If we want to
preserve species for their own sake as well as for the spiritual, aesthetic,
and recreational benefits, we need to be held responsible for the majority of
extinction due to our unsustainable resource utilization. Though nature will
keep changing and maintain the ecosystems in the biosphere, we need to support the
survival of the current species to ensure not only the amphibian diversity, but
also the diversity of their entire
habitat, as their survival depends on the balance of their ecosystem.