Is having an endemic species good or not?Endemic species, mean species which are restricted in a single region.
Such as Gaint Pandas of China. Kiwis of New Zealand. Kangaroos and koalas of Australia.
There are a million examples.
Even India has a few endemic species. Lion railed maquaces, nilgiri marten, sangai deer and most majestic Asiatic lion. These are critically endangered species too.
They are concentrated in very small regions. Asiatic lions are found only in Gir region.
What if something happened to Gir forest? An unfortunate forest fire god forbid!
The last sanctuary to house wild lions will n destroyed to debris. And lions will be alive only in our imagination.
My question is- is it good to have endemic species then or not ?
The positives are: tourism, exclusive rights over that species and a symbol of our pride.
But it is an immense responsibility. Can India tackle it? Can we preserve our endemic and endangered wonders?