Pros And Cons Of De-Extinction

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After doing research on the idea of de-extinction, I believe that de-extinction comes with a few benefits and many costs to the ecosystem. To be able to understand de-extinction, I think a person must understand the life cycle of every species on the planet and the current environments around the world. One way de-extinction could benefit the world would be by replenishing and filling in the holes in the food chain. If extinct animals helped regulate the existing habitats, that could possibly help obtain and new biodiversity around the world. First, is it possible for the new species survive? Would they be obtained at zoos, shelters, or in the wild? For example, it would be great to see a woody mammoth, but where would the animal live because, the animal was here many years ago, and everything about the Earth was different than it is today. On the contrary, de-extinction could have many costs to the environment that could lead to mass extinctions to currently living species. For example, what if one of the species that are brought back is an invasive species to an area and harm currently living endangered species? After conducting a surrogate species for my candidate species, I have learned more reasons on why de-extinction would be a cost to the environment.
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Although, de-extinction could replenish various areas around the world, it could also deplete many areas. After conducting projects on critically endangered species and doing research on the idea, it is safe to say that de-extinction will have more costs than benefits. De-extinction could add to more issues into the world if the new species created is invasive in areas where endangered species live which would lead to more extinctions. Furthermore, the cost of cloning a species is very expensive and the outcomes could be inaccurate. De-extinction is an unfolding idea that could help the world or harm the

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