This article, "Eerie silence falls on Shetland cliffs that once echoed to seabirds’ cries," is just one of many thousand screaming out that we are polluting and misusing the planet so much that we'll be extremely hard pressed to find much wildlife left that's able to survive the damage we're doing. We are wiping out species like there's no tomorrow.
If we don't stop what we're doing, we'll out race technological advancement's ability to correct our mistakes and revive the planet. So, it comes down to selfishness or cooperation and salvation. It's that simple.