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Natural Predators and how Their Impacts are of Benefit to the Ecosystem
Natural Predators are vital to the ecosystem. Human beings do not qualify to be categorized as natural predators due to the extent of damage their effects have on the ecosystem. However, you cannot afford to ignore the importance of other natural predators like birds of prey, wolves, big cats and bears to name just a few in maintaining the balance of our natural environment. By checking out this site, you will be able to understand the reasons why the ecosystem is so reliant on natural predators and how we can bring back the balance after it is interfered with.
They help in controlling the population. There are different levels of natural predators in every natural ecology. Other predators will prey on scorpions with ease and enthusiasm even though scorpions are viewed as significant predators in the insect world. The predator will always turn to prey at some level until the top of the cycle is reached. As seen, the balance of the ecosystem is aided significantly by the predators in different levels. Bigger predators have a more significant role in controlling the population the larger prey animals. The initiative to bring wolves back to Colorado is a prime example of this. Apart from saving other species in the area, the move also saved streams. They reduced the overgrown population of elks and deer’s which were grazing on vegetation to depletion.
The life of the prey animals they hunt depends on predators. It is a prime example of how effective the design of nature is even though the need for predators may seem counter-intuitive. If prey such as the deer are allowed to grow into an uncontrollable population, overgrazing becomes unavoidable and it, in turn, leads to the depletion of their food resources. Basically, the existence of predators prevents prey from running out of food and starving. While a predatory animal will kill periodically, starvation kiss simultaneously and has the ability to wipe out an entire herd. Predatory animals are able to bring about this balance through this flawless design of nature.
They ensure the survival of carrion animals. To ensure their survival, scavenging animals such as foxes, jackals, beetles, and vultures have to depend on the significant scavengers to provide them with food. The scavengers will come in to feed on the remains that predators leave behind after they finish a meal they have hunted. Scavengers are only able to survive in the wildly mainly due to the vital role they play in the ecosystem. Through this role, scavengers are able to add to the balance in the ecosystem.