The ecosystem of our planet has been so finely tuned over the past few billion years that the disappearance of a single species may cause cataclysmic consequences. At least for the Homo Sapiens. So today you’ll find out on which 7 species of animals the survival of the entire human race depends the most.
They may be tiny but ants are incredibly useful. It all starts with removing dead leaves and bugs from the ground and leads to aerating the soil, allowing more plants to grow there. Plants like crops, for example. They’re basically tiny recycling plants!
When it comes to moving seeds miles away from the mother-tree, nobody does it better than birds. But pooping out seeds isn’t the only thing for which we should thank our feathered friends. Insect control, nutrient recycling, and even in some cases plant pollination are vital for the survival of our species.
Can you believe that the absence of the smallest microscopic creatures in our oceans could end our existence? Sure, it’s a chain event and wouldn’t happen overnight, but you should understand that plankton is the #1 food source for billions of aquatic animals. But just because we’d lose access to Fillet-o-fish in McDonald’s, doesn’t mean we’d starve to death. No, plankton, phytoplankton to be precise, isn’t just there to be eaten, it literally produces oxygen so we can breathe!