The breakneck speed at which society has advanced over the past 100 years has brought us the comforts and conveniences we have all come to enjoy. Our progress, however, has come at the environment’s expense. Human activities, such as mining and drilling, have ruined the habitats of many of Earth’s majestic species. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) estimates that roughly 10,000 species are lost every year due to human activity. While we may not notice if a certain species of beetle goes extinct, we would be quite upset if the world were absent of tigers. The burden of bringing these animals back from the brink of extinction may be difficult, but if we do not do something then who will?