Mike Schneider Posted about 4 years ago how important is the idea of preserving endangered species? "Our planet is an Island, new genetic information will not magically show up"- this is a perfect argument. you are absolutely correct in this. I find it ridiculous that our government is taking away tremendous amounts of funding to programs that are saving this life saving species. however do you believe that these species are all interconnected as in one extiction may be the downfall to the grand ecosystem that is the world or are the organisms of our planet able to adapt like they have for billions of years. maybe phytoplankton are just the current source of food. species die off all the time. and their predators adapt.