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Sample Essay - Overall Band: 7.5

Posted on April 17, 2017 at 10:45 AM

More and more wild animals are on the verge of extinction and others are on the endangered list. What can be done to solve this problem?

by Ruzanna S. (obtained Overall Score 8.0 in IELTS General with 7.0 in Writing, December, 2017)

It is true that the Earth is experiencing disappearance of many species of animals nowadays. Various measures can be taken to improve the situation, which will be suggested in this essay.

To start with, more natural conservation areas should be established. Protected areas help to avoid destruction of wildlife and animals’ habitats. They are also a way to maintain the balance of the ecosystem, which is essential in order to help the survival of not only animals but also humans. For instance, If any species become extinct in rain forests, the food chain will be disrupted affecting all the rest, which can lead to the deterioration of the ecological situation.

Moreover, captive breeding of threatened species is a useful tool to prevent biodiversity losses. Both zoos and conservation facilities can keep animals which are on the brink of extinction in captivity and save their genetic material from total elimination. The reintroduction of some species back into a wild environment should be an ultimate goal of captive breeding programs. 

Finally, steps towards preventing illegal wildlife trade should be taken in order to save some species from extinction. For instance, the rate of poaching for elephants’ ivory and rhinoceros’ horns has been dramatic during the last two decades. Nevertheless, this problem can be tackled. Take two of the largest ivory markets, China and the USA, which have completely banned elephant ivory selling in their countries. In fact, working together, conservation organizations and governments can address above-mentioned problems more efficiently.

In conclusion, the three measures presented in the essay taken together can help to protect the current biodiversity on the Earth.

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