Extinctions: the end of a world ? shines a spotlight on the way human activity is pushing certain species to the brink. The disappearance of just one species in an ecosystem can upset the balance between all the others. Earth’s resources are limited, and we are consuming more than it can provide. The exhibition highlights the many threats facing biodiversity, while simultaneously helping visitors discover the conservation projects that are trying to prevent the worst. Protecting a habitat and ecosystem is the best way to preserve the species that inhabit it.
But can conservation fix everything ? If we cannot protect all of the plants and all of the animals, which species should we choose ? Should we protect them in their habitat or should we take them out of it ? Do we have to protect all forms of life ? What about viruses, diseases and species that might do us harm, or even kill us ? What financial, economic, political or even cultural cost must be paid for conservation ? Would money be better spent on those species that are of greater interest for us, or that take up less space ? Could we really allow one of the most beautiful and most emblematic creatures on our plant disappear ?
What’s your opinion ?
At the end of this part of the exhibition, you are invited to give your opinion through a vote on the different methods of protection to be implemented. We would like to know what each person is ready to do at their own level to stop the coming extinctions.