God is the Creator of all beings. He is the Originator and the Fashioner of all creatures. He created the earth and all that is in it.
He gave metals and minerals their specific characteristics. He created plants and all species in countless types and numbers.
Zoologists have identified and recorded 31,153 species of fish, 8,734 species of reptiles, 9,990 species of birds, 6,515 species of amphibians, 5,487 species of mammals and about 900,000 species of insects.
However, scientists estimate that there could be hundreds
of thousands of species waiting to be discovered.
(Numbers quoted according to 2009 report)
The interdependence of creatures
God created nature in perfect equilibrium; however, man is hurting nature and polluting the environment, causing the extinction of many species.
There is divine absolute wisdom behind the creation of every being. God created interdependence among His creatures.
Scientists define ecology as the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment.
An ecosystem is a group of interconnected elements, formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their environment.
Species in an ecosystem each have a role in keeping the ecosystem running in a smooth balance.
For example, predators keep the population of mice under control, insects pollinate flowers, and worms decompose leaf litter.
All species are important and help keep the ecosystem balanced. Ecological balance describes how ecosystems are organized in a state of stability where species coexist with other species and their environment.