The homo sapiens who top the food chain and have been the dominant species for the last i-dunno-how-many centuries, have demonstrated that despite they are essentially selfish assholes.
We cannot live without our environment, without the flora and fauna around us. We are very much dependent on them for survival. But we certainly don’t act like we do. Here’s an example
The many residents of Kota Damansara don’t want a green belt to be turned into a burial ground. The Selangor Government wants to do exactly that. Isn’t burial ground something that should have been part of a long term Local Plan/Structure Plan for the respective district? Or at the very least, part of the development blueprint by whoever developed the area?
So, to protect their negligent hides, they jump on the first empty space you can find for “burial ground for 6,000 Muslims”. A forest reserve. The residents who protest against the burial ground move have basis. Kota Damansara is a desert-like new suburbia with barely any trees. Why not leave an existing natural forest alone? The Malaysian Nature Society too hold activities like birding, and nature treks at these places. That means it is a relatively rich biodiversity area.
At the rate we are going, children of Klang Valley will soon not remember a bird other than crows, will not know insects other than roaches, and will not know trees other than the landscape-favourite palm trees by the roads.
A small forest reserve has to die so that some human beings can have a burial ground for their dead. That’s ok. Let the rape continue till one day there’s nothing left.