An agricultural scientist and also noted environmentalist on Friday called for taking concerted efforts to restore the ecosystems for the smooth running of the earth systems.
Dr Mohammed Ataur Rahman, who is Director at IUBAT-International University of Business Agriculture and Technology, made the call on occasion of the World Environment Day being observed today (June 5).
In his Facebook status, he said that the world population has now been 7.79 billion which was about one billion only two hundred year back and the human population increased but biodiversity and ecosystems has been damaged.
Ataur Rahman, also senior professor of agricultural science at IUBAT said that many animals including mammals, birds, reptiles, fishes, insects; soil and water micro and macro flora, and fauna which used to balance the food chain and food web, have been extinct now.
He said that ‘germs kill the germs, the great nature’s ecosystems use to run in a balanced way with a relation enemies and friends as food and feed.’
‘Moreover, industrial agriculture especially monoculture with preferred crops and domestics; hybrids, GMOs, excessive uses of chemical pesticides and fertilizers; extension of agriculture and industrial urbanization and unplanned road transportation and infrastructure, etc. have destroyed the forests and wetlands and changed the landscapes. ‘
He said that these were all together have made a mess: the global environmental change, global warming, environmental pollution and were ultimately affecting human health and ecosystems where to live.
‘ Therefore today’s World Environment Day, we must promise to restore the ecosystems for the smooth running of the earth systems.’