IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 95 - Wild animals have no use in the 21st century and trying to preserve animals now is just wastage of money

IELTS Writing Task 2/ IELTS Essay:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Present a written argument or a case to an educated reader with no specialised knowledge of the following topic:

Wild animals have no use in the 21st  century and trying to preserve animals now is just wastage of money.

To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

You should write at least 250 words.


Sample Answer 1:
A large number of people possess the belief that spending money to save the wild animals is a  waste of national budget as these animals have almost nothing to contribute to the human’s progress or lifestyle. I totally disagree with this view and strongly suggest that we should try to save wild animals in every way possible.

It is a ridiculous idea that wild animals have no place in the world because we have entered into the 21st century. I do not believe that planet Earth exists only for the humans and modernization means we need to be more selfish. I would rather say that 21st century should be the right time to make the planet Earth livable for all species. Letting the wild animals get extinct would be one of the worst steps in the human history and if we do not take initiatives to save those already endangered species, future generations would remember us as a selfish generation.

Having said that, we waste millions of dollars on tobacco each day and I would say this is a waste of money. Spending money to protect wild animals is a prudent investment as scientists and ecologists agree that those habitats are important for the human survival. For example, to preserve the wild animals we need to save the forests, plant more trees and stop exploiting nature. This, in turns, saves the human species from being endangered. The human kind should maintain the balance of the ecosystem and invest money in protecting nature and wild creatures is rather a good investment.

To conclude, the planet is shared by all the species and as the most intelligent species, as we claim ourselves to be, we need have rather great responsibilities to protect wild animals for our own benefits.


Model Answer 2:
The natural inhabitants of wild animals and their way of life have been greatly affected by us and in my opinion, we should try to take and initiate every possible step to save these wild animals.

The 21st century is the era of technological advancement, but this technological advancement does not mean that we have to alter the way of life. The lives of these wild animals have been endangered because of human and some species are on the edge of complete distinction and if necessary steps are not taken immediately, many of these species will be lost forever. Humans can't give life to any animal so they do not have the right to let them be destroyed.

To keep the balance of the ecosystem, each species of the animal kingdom plays important roles and the existence of one species largely depends on upon another. To say that wild animals have no use for us is just a selfish statement and obviously, we should try to keep the natural balance for our own benefit. Many useful domestic animals have evaluated from the wild species and how can we even define a wild animal since they live in their very natural environments? Wild animals even play many important roles for us directly. For example,  many wild animals kill lots of rats and save the farmers' crops from being eaten or destroyed by those rats.

In conclusion, we must try to preserve all the endangered and natural animals and as human, we should feel responsible to ourselves not to let any species be lost forever.   

(Approximately 255 words)
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Model Answer 3:
It is sometimes argued that wildlife has been declining in recent years at a startling pace and that deploying any scheme to protect endangered animals would be wastage of money. However, I completely disagree with this idea.

In one hand, it can be argued that wild animals are becoming increasingly extinct in present decade .One of the grave reasons for this decline is ever increasing numbers of human on the earth which have fueled up the demands for more houses and roads. At the same time, the need of self-sufficiency in food for the human has led to a destruction of natural habitats. So depletion of green spaces ends up with decreased number of wild animals.  For instance, chemical farming is required to meet the demand for cheaper food at any cost, and these practices are driven by greater demands for natural habitats such as woodland, forests and hills to be converted into farmlands. Urbanisation is another big factor with a greater number of people tends to live in cities and more space needed to extend cities at the expense of removing wild habitats.

Nevertheless, I believe that conservation of wild creature is crucial for the human survival as well as for a healthy ecosystem and that it is worthwhile to utilise recourses to protect them. If we do not bother to deploy any targeted scheme to save animal lives, then biodiversity and ecosystem will suffer. As a result, it will have a devastating effect on the food chain for all living creatures. So the government should take more initiatives to carry out different strategies to ensure the survival of wild animals. Establishment of more zoos, as well as protecting natural areas, should also be ensured by the government and the law enforcing authority.

In conclusion, I would argue that wild animals are the vital part of our planet and they should be protected at every possible cost.

(Approximately 312 words)

[by Shamaila]


Model Answer 4:
Planet earth is a motherland of wildlife, marine animals, and human beings and so on. For the past few decades, uncontrolled hunting of wild creatures has resulted in the extinction of few species which is very alarming. Few people believe that protecting wildlife in this modern era in not beneficial and I don’t agree with this assertion. This essay will analyse the importance of wild animals on earth.

Firstly, wild animal’s helps in maintaining the ecosystem of earth, without which existence of human race would be jeopardised. Their existence not only adds beauty to nature but it’s vital for the growth of flora and fauna. For instance, waste produced from animals contains chemical compounds that are of great value for the growth of plants and other forestries.

Moreover, these wild beasts attract tourism which is instrumental in increasing revenue and improving the economic condition of a country. For instance, wildlife safari in Africa helps local people to earn their livelihood and raise their families.  They can also be used to educate children and help scientists to study their way of living and behaviours which can unfold mysteries and to validate different theories presented in ancient times by different scientists like Darwin.

Furthermore, these wild species serves as a source of experimental subjects which could potentially result in the discovery of important medicines and life-saving vaccines. For instance, recently scientists conducted a research over the venom of python and they believe that it can be used to treat neurological disorders in human beings.

To recapitulate, the aforementioned statements provide plausible arguments in favour of preserving wild habitats and the importance of maintaining the balance of life on earth. Every possible effort should be made at the global level to save animals for our future generations.

(Approximately 294 words)

[by - Tauseef Raza ]


Model Answer 5:
Since the explosion of population, humans have taken a large amount of space and resource on earth. Some social scientists are convinced that it is pointless to spend money on preserving wild animals, as it might not have sufficient places for them to survive in the 21st century. Personally, I am inclined to the view that we should give priority to protecting wild animals over any other things.

First and foremost, it is absurd to argue that it is not necessary to protect the wild animals. They play an essential role on earth and we get together to share the world. If they were extinct in the world, it would break the balance of the ecosystem. For instance, it is common to see that if we over hunted sparrows, pests would cause severe disasters in the agriculture field. As a result, without preserving animals, the living environment of mankind would suffer more challenges.

In addition, I strongly believe that there are still a plenty of room for wild animals to live in the world. More specifically, there are many environments are not suitable for people to live, while those places are animals’ ideal paradise. Moreover, if humans protected  animals‘ habitats,they can create a better environment for us. For example, rainforest could produce oxygen, absorb the carbon dioxide and make climate stability.

On the other hand, the opponents may argue that it is not necessary to prevent the wild animals. However, this view does not seem justifiable because it fails to take into account the validity of the two reasons noted above.

In conclusion, after all, the above factors considered, it could be argue that protecting the ecosystem and the letting us having more comfortable environment are the main reasons of the wild animals' conservation. It is better to live side by side with wild animals and make our life peaceful and stability.

(Approximately 309 words)

[ Written by - Keeven ]

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Eldar Rehimli
Essay Topic: Wild animals have no place in the 21st century and trying to preserve these animals is a waste of resources. To what extent do you agree or disagree?Animals of all kinds, including wild ones, have a great importance in the ecosystem and they have the rights to the world as much as we do. As the humankind, we have a natural obligation towards saving those endangered animals and attempting to protect animals is definitely worth the efforts and the money. I strongly disagree with this statement and hold the opinion that preserving wild animals can be beneficial and profitable to the country. In addition, wild animals are extremely crucial in terms of scientific research as well.First of all, the most rational reason for guarding wild animals is that they constitute a significantly base of attraction to the foreign tourists. Animals have always been the major interest to every tourist. That is exactly why preserving wild animals will, surely, generate a great deal of profit to the government. It is essential for the government to pay attention to the protection of these animals and also inform people about the importance of wild animals.Secondly, different kinds of research are being conducted on the animals' body to identify the special features of a particular animal or to test a medicine or cure. This, in turn, saves million of people's life. Furthermore, many wild animals are facing the extinction only because of human activities like deforestation, global warming, polar ice-melting, increased pollution and so on. Considering this, we should raise our helping hands to protect the already endangered wild animals. In conclusion, even though there are some people who think that preserving wild animals is pointless and has no profit to anybody, it is clear that the advantages of guarding animals will surely outweigh the disadvantages.
Gustriza Erda
Nowadays, it is evident that the number of wild animals in some countries is decreasing year by year. While some people are convinced that the habitat for animal is not available in the 21st century and protecting them from extinction is pointless, I completely disagree with these statements and I have some reasons to argue so.In my opinion, there is no reason why wild animals should lose their habitat in 21st century due to nothing special with this era. It is might be true that human activities in this era, such as illegal logging and cutting trees in the forest, can bring harmful effects on animal’s lives, like a noticeable decrease of living place, but it cannot be a strong argument to assume that the habitat of wild animal will be lost. The world is theirs as much as it is ours. We have no right to destroy their natural habitat and use them as the way we wish. We are responsible for the destruction of natural equilibrium and we should work to make the world a better place for all living creatures. In addition, it seems to me that preventing wild animals from dying out is very utilitarian actions in which it will derive plenty of benefits, not only for the wild animals but also for the human. For instance, ensuring that the animals have an adequate place to live, like maintaining the forest, are likely to be a wise idea since besides these animals can survive, these trees are can be used a source of oxygen for the human being. Looking at this illustration, it can be concluded that our lives heavily relies on the balance of nature and to maintain it we must put our goodwill and effort to preserve the wild animals and natural balance. In a nutshell, we have no rights to endanger the wildlife as they have the same right as ours to live in this world. Since we have already damaged their natural habitats and have contributed as one of the reasons for their extinction, we should put every effort possible to save them.