How Animals Help Us To Save The Planet

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in Blog, sustainable environment | 40 comments

How Animals Help Us To Save The Planet

All animals have important roles in the ecosystem. There seems to be an ecological balance between all animals in nature. Some animals help to bring out the nutrients from the cycle while others help in decomposition, carbon, and nitrogen cycle. All animals, insects, and even micro organisms play a role in the ecosystem. All animals and plants in the ecosystem co-exist and balance each other out, which Mother Nature has perfected over time and through trials and errors, and found a system that works flawlessly for her. The system that exists in Mother Nature is designed for all the different species of the world, where each has a role to play without disturbing each other and without taking the ecological balance off.

To make the ecosystem work, we sometime need an army of environmentalists, and scientists, where complicated machinery and processes are needed, and sometimes, other animals or even insects help us to make sure that our nature and environment runs smoothly. Below you will find some of the animals and insects listed, that help us to reduce negative impacts on the globe and help us address issues such as global warming, pollution, environmental disturbances etc.

1.  Bees

bee polinationbee polinationBees are responsible for pollinating all the plants around us, in fact, they pollinate almost one third of everything you eat. Apart from providing us with a fine food product, and providing work for thousands of bee keepers around the world, they also help in pollination of most common plants around us. Most plants need service of nature’s pollinators and cannot fertilize themselves without the services from these insects.

2.  Dogs

helping dogDogs are not only man’s best friends, but they also provide several services to man. Dogs are not just good companions, but they can also handle animals, and work as a conservationist. Dogs have extraordinary talent to further conservation. Dogs can be trained to perform various tasks, and there are dogs that live to work. Dogs’ extra sense of smell can pick out plants and animals for further research and conservation. Dogs have been used for sniffing out drugs and bombs in special K-9 units of police and other services for a long time. They can also locate rare endangered plants and animals in the nature.

3.  Rats

220px-Street-ratRats, just like dogs, can be trained to sniff out dangerous explosives from the ground. Undetonated land mines can be serious pollutant and threat to others, making large areas inhabitable and useless. Rats are being trained to sniff out these land mines from the war zones with their acute sense of smell. This job might be too dangerous for humans and few humans are willing to risk their lives trying to pickup land mines from the ground. Rats can also detect people buried under ground so that others can rescue them from natural disasters or destroyed establishments.

4.  Sea Lions

Sea lions are intelligent sea mammals that can be trained to monitor several conditions under the sea. They can go to places where few people have gone before, with specially outfitted equipments for monitoring ocean salinity, temperature, water pressure and so on. These sensors are attached to their furs and later taken off or goes off when they molt.


Animals help us to save our environment

Since the beginning of medical science, scientists have learned a lot about our own bodies and how our bodies faction by studying other animals in the nature. By studying other animals, we can learn a lot about ourselves and how our inner organs and cells work. To find out where life came from and how life evolved on earth, all animals on earth supplied us with bits and pieces of information. We also found fossils and structures of animals that existed thousands and even millions of years ago, and we studied how animals have adapted to changes on earth and changed themselves according to the nature. By studying other animals, we have also learned how we as human beings have evolved in the shape that we are in today. Some micro organisms such as bacteria help us clean the environment; others help plants by converting free nitrogen from air and feeding the roots. Some insects and earthworms help in agriculture by increasing fertility of the soil and also by increasing organic quality of soil.

Nature and ecosystem in nature are in perfect harmony where every living and non living thing has a role to play in making the ecosystem and environment work perfectly so that all animals, plants, microorganisms, and non living things can coexist creating a perfect balance among them. We, the humans have caused several imbalances in the nature for several thousands of years and now, it is the time we turned around and fixed some of the negative impacts on the globe.

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40 Responses to “How Animals Help Us To Save The Planet”

  1. Tell your teacher I am not imressped. Then ask her about the two million children being exploited each year in the child sex slave trade market. Tell her that I think that is a more important problem than global warming. One million people die every year from malaria. I could go on but you get the point.Then tell her it’s not her job to decide what global problems are most important, that’s a job for society and politicians. Then tell her to help you find facts and learn about science and that you can form your own opinions on what is important.Then tell your teacher once again I am not imressped. Print this out and show it to her. And tell her I’m not some kid in school. I’m 50 years old and have a Masters of Engineering (i.e. 19 years of schooling). Both of my parents were teachers as were two of my uncles and currently one of my sisters.


  3. Really the animals will help the surrounding i doesnt think that because if they helps the environment then why the people will with tuberculosis , hepatits( Jaundice ), malaria these are the dieseas prevent by mosquitoes But I accept that bees , dogs will helpfull need for the environment

  4. you want save animal and must not attack want to be change you want take to be a good pet.

  5. dont want be a friend.

  6. dude write more info

  7. your post is very informative i like this post you are doing great job for environment.
    you are doing a great work for blogging on environment related blog posting. now a days well all need to take necessary steps to prevent our earth and make pollution free earth. try to maximum try to do recycle and reuse concept, few days ago while surfing over internet found one website which doing great work on recycle concept,

  8. if we want the balance to continue we need to stop with the real fur hats, coats, the alligator skinned bags, and everything just like that.
    we need to keep this balance or else what will the world be like when all the animals are gone???

  9. we need to keep this balance or else what will the world be like when all the animals are gone??? i think all humans would die and the earth wouldnt be the same!

  10. we need to keep the balance by stopping the murders of wildlife
    and if we don’t and all of the animals go extinct believe me they WILL someday but when they do what will the earth be like without animals???

  11. I agree Xeres and Skylar… what will become of our society?

  12. Zach I think there will not be a society when the animals are all gone…

  13. what will become of our children, grandchildren, GREAT GRANDCHILDREN?????!!

  14. I love this article. Of course I already know that animals help to maintain the ecological balance, but it’s always good to be reminded. Recently I came across Anna Breytenbach, the animal communicator, and am so inspired by her. It’s so true what she says, that we should be connected to nature, which of course includes our animal friends. We humans are animals too, after all.

  15. Jessica Mayor says:

    Really enjoyed a good laugh reading this comment that is coming from the generation who killed the planet- and is constantly in denial of it. Congratulations.

  16. “What we’re finding is, when we start looking, that animals have an incredible potential to shape how much carbon is taken up by ecosystems,” said Oswald J. Schmitz, a professor of ecology at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

  17. What is the role of cow in balancing ecological system?? Plz reply

  18. snehaagarwal says:

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  19. Good research except the part on rats in guess they are not used so much…. but anyway thanks a lot.

  20. Maeha Singh says:

    how do peacocks help us in maintaining ecological balance

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