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Top 10 EndangeredTop 10 EndangeredSpeciesSpeciesAround the worldAround the world
The Most EndangeredThe Most EndangeredSpecies is the BlackSpecies is the BlackRhinoRhinoSince 1970, the Black Rhino popula...
TheThe NextNext isis GiantGiant PandaPandaWithin about three short years, Giant Pandas could be facing extinction.Fewer th...
Number Three is TigerNumber Three is TigerThese really cool cats are native to tropical zones in Southeast Asia andtempera...
Number Four is BelugaNumber Four is BelugaSturgeonSturgeon...
Number Five isNumber Five isGoldensealGoldensealThe perennial Goldenseal herb is favored by naturopathists for its ability...
Number Six isNumber Six is AlligatorSnapping TurtleThe alligator snapping turtle is often associated with, but not closely...
Number Seven isNumber Seven isHawksbill TurtleHawksbill TurtleFound mainly around tropical reefs, the three foot (one mete...
Number Eight is Big LeafNumber Eight is Big LeafMahoganyMahoganyDemand for the red colored wood goes unabated because of w...
Number Nine is Green-Number Nine is Green-Cheeked ParrotCheeked ParrotNative to Mexico, this colorful parrot species, with...
Last, but Not LeastLast, but Not LeastNumber Ten is the MakoNumber Ten is the MakoSharkSharkThe Mako Shark is highly sough...
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  1. 1. Top 10 EndangeredTop 10 EndangeredSpeciesSpeciesAround the worldAround the world
  2. 2. The Most EndangeredThe Most EndangeredSpecies is the BlackSpecies is the BlackRhinoRhinoSince 1970, the Black Rhino population, native to southern and eastAfrica, has declined by 90% to less than 3,000. They are killed mostlyfor their horns. Trade of Rhinos has been banned for more than twentyyears! Although having banned trading of the species, there stillcontinues to be a great demand for Rhino parts.
  3. 3. TheThe NextNext isis GiantGiant PandaPandaWithin about three short years, Giant Pandas could be facing extinction.Fewer than 1,000 remain in their native habitat of China! The mainreason for their decline is due to loss of natural habitat.
  4. 4. Number Three is TigerNumber Three is TigerThese really cool cats are native to tropical zones in Southeast Asia andtemperate regions like the Russian far East. Less than 6,000 tigersremain in the wild! The worst threat to this species is for body parts andbones used in traditional Asian medicines.
  5. 5. Number Four is BelugaNumber Four is BelugaSturgeonSturgeon...
  6. 6. Number Five isNumber Five isGoldensealGoldensealThe perennial Goldenseal herb is favored by naturopathists for its abilityto heal numerous ailments from hemorrhoids to allergies. Home in thehardwood forests of North America, the demand for this cure-allperennial herb has recently leaped more than 30%
  7. 7. Number Six isNumber Six is AlligatorSnapping TurtleThe alligator snapping turtle is often associated with, but not closelyrelated to the common snapping turtle.Prized by turtle trappers and dealers for its rare meat, AlligatorSnapping Turtles, the largest of freshwater turtles from North America,is quickly being depleted due to increased shipments to manyinternational world markets including Asia.
  8. 8. Number Seven isNumber Seven isHawksbill TurtleHawksbill TurtleFound mainly around tropical reefs, the three foot (one meter) lengthHawksbill Turtle species, named for its distinctive snout, is becomingextremely vulnerable due to their slow reproduction rates and highvolume of illegal trade for the prized jewel-like "tortoise shell.
  9. 9. Number Eight is Big LeafNumber Eight is Big LeafMahoganyMahoganyDemand for the red colored wood goes unabated because of worldwideconsumer demand for quality mahogany hardwood furniture. Althoughmahogany trees are widely distributed in tropical forests from Mexico tothe Amazon Basin, the species grows naturally only as individual treesrather than in groups of large forest stands. Wholesale stripping ofAmazon forests has resulted in perhaps 70 per cent of the worldssupply being depleted.
  10. 10. Number Nine is Green-Number Nine is Green-Cheeked ParrotCheeked ParrotNative to Mexico, this colorful parrot species, with the ability toNative to Mexico, this colorful parrot species, with the ability tomimic the human voice, has been significantly reduced inmimic the human voice, has been significantly reduced innumbers due to a hugh demand for these lovely pet birds,numbers due to a hugh demand for these lovely pet birds,especially from the U.S. Even after prohibiting the sale of theseespecially from the U.S. Even after prohibiting the sale of thesegreen-cheeked birds, droves of species are still being illegallygreen-cheeked birds, droves of species are still being illegallytraded across the Mexico/US border.traded across the Mexico/US border.
  11. 11. Last, but Not LeastLast, but Not LeastNumber Ten is the MakoNumber Ten is the MakoSharkSharkThe Mako Shark is highly sought for its tender meat, and especially in Asian Markets,The Mako Shark is highly sought for its tender meat, and especially in Asian Markets,for their shark fins which have even greater value for medicinal purposes. Some of thefor their shark fins which have even greater value for medicinal purposes. Some of thespecies are merely stripped for their prized fins by the international fishing fleets andspecies are merely stripped for their prized fins by the international fishing fleets andthen are trown back into the depths, left to die.then are trown back into the depths, left to die.Fins are now among the world’s most expensive fisheries product! VAlues veryFins are now among the world’s most expensive fisheries product! VAlues veryaccording to color, size, and thickness of fins.according to color, size, and thickness of fins.In Hong Kong, shark fins soup can fetch almost US $100 for a single serving!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!In Hong Kong, shark fins soup can fetch almost US $100 for a single serving!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Wholesale pricing for find can range from a low of US $40 to more the $5050 perWholesale pricing for find can range from a low of US $40 to more the $5050 perkilo!!!!!!!!!!kilo!!!!!!!!!!As with most shark species, Mako Sharks are particularly susceptible to overfishAs with most shark species, Mako Sharks are particularly susceptible to overfishbecause they have long life cycles, resulting in the species being fished twice as fastbecause they have long life cycles, resulting in the species being fished twice as fastas they are able to produce. Mako Sharks mature in seven to twelve years and onlyas they are able to produce. Mako Sharks mature in seven to twelve years and onlythen produce small litters of baby sharks in their lifetimethen produce small litters of baby sharks in their lifetime
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