Saturday, January 24, 2015

Using Carrying Capacity to Reduce Street Animals in Cairo

In the streets of Cairo we may witness an increase in the number of cats and dogs,. Even the number of crows flying about has witnessed a boost. The reason being the increase of garbage in the streets which creates a whole new ecosystem for those and other living organisms to feed and grow on then reproduce and increase in numbers.

Attempting to kill such animals will only make things worse. More wild animals would start coming into the city as a result of such action. Instead, a better approach would be to attempt to decrease the carrying capacity of the environment in the city by cutting down on the garbage available for such animals to feed on. By doing so, their numbers would drastically decrease and we would be safe from invasion of more wild animals into the city.