IELTS TASK 2 – ESSAY KOMENTAR 6

Essay Task 2

Human activity has had a negative impact on plants and animals around the world. Some people think that this cannot be changed, while others believe actions can be taken to bring change. Discuss both views and give opinion.

The global population is increasing every year. This certainly gives an impact on animals in that they may lose their natural habitat and plants can also be endangered. Some people are pessimistic about changing this situation, while some others feel that this situation can be improved.

Looking at the density of several countries in the world today, everyone has the right to worry about the growing population. In some areas, forests have to be cleared to develop residential land, roads and public facilities for humans. As a result, animals that rely on their habitat in the forest are forced to move out. When conflicts occur with humans, it is not uncommon for these animals to be hunted and slaughtered as experienced by tigers and elephants in Sumatra, Indonesia. Likewise, forests in the Kalimantan region are being cleared to make room for new shopping malls and pose a risk of diminishing biodiversity. Some people think this has become a risk of progress; that collateral damage is bound to happen and there is nothing that can be done about it.

On the other hand, environmentalists continually strive to increase public awareness to take steps to protect flora and fauna. Apart from the government to make strict regulations to protect endangered animals, and prevent wealthy business from opening up protected forest area, common people can also take part in improving the situation by preventing illegal slash-and-burn practices. Commitment from both the government and people are needed in any situation that threatens environmental sustainability. In general, we need to use land more efficiently and set clear boundaries in urban development so as not to harm animals.

In conclusion, I disagree if the whole negative impact to plants and animals are inevitable. There are things that can be done to make it better and we ought to take it. We have a moral responsibility to keep the world in good condition for the future generation.