Per this week’s reading, the golden toad became extinctfor a few reasons, such as climate change, pollution, ultraviolet radiation, andchytridiomycosis disease. Today, we are seeing ahigher rate of extinction due to human activities on ecosystems. I supportpreservationist philosophy because I believe that we should care about theextinction of the golden toad. Species play an important role in ecosystem productivityand natural sustainability.

If we want topreserve species for their own sake as well as for the spiritual, aesthetic,and recreational benefits, we need to be held responsible for the majority ofextinction due to our unsustainable resource utilization. Though nature willkeep changing and maintain the ecosystems in the biosphere, we need to support thesurvival of the current species to ensure not only the amphibian diversity, butalso the diversity of their entirehabitat, as their survival depends on the balance of their ecosystem.