Animals in danger

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Animals in danger

  1. 1. -Endangered animals are those species that are in danger ofgoing extinct. Their reproductive rates are lower than theirmortality rates over long periods of time, so their numbers arediminishing. The reasons for this are varied, but lately, very ofteninvolves a loss of habitat as people encroach on their living areas.-When a species is listed as endangered or threatened, it is not adeath sentence. Many animals, like the bald eagle and theAmerican alligator, were on the brink of extinction and are nowrecovering. Many species, however, will not recover, and could belost forever.-Throughout time, animal species have been going extinct (longbefore people evolved); paleontologists estimate that well over 90percent of all plant and animal species that ever existed havegone extinct.
  2. 2. The Siberian Tiger is a subspecies of tiger that is critically endangered; three subspecies of tiger are already extinct.The most endangered Asiatic top predator, the dhole is on the edge of extinction.
  3. 3. Endangered Birds listThis species qualifies as Critically Endangeredbecause it occurs on one extremely smallisland and undergoes marked fluctuations inpopulation, owing to climatic events,reducing it to tiny numbers. The accidentalintroduction of mammalian predators, non-native pest plants or insect species couldrapidly bring about its extinction.
  4. 4. This species has an extremely smallrange confined to mixed tree-fernforest on one small island, whererecent surveys have shown it tohave an extremely small populationwhich may be declining. It istherefore listed as CriticallyEndangered.
  5. 5. This crow has recently beenrediscovered and is listed as CriticallyEndangered because it is estimated tohave a very small population, with themajority of individuals in a singlesubpopulation, and undergoing acontinuing decline owing primarily toon-going habitat loss. Following furthersurveys, the speciess status may needto be re-evaluated
  6. 6. Vietnam is home to around 10% of the worlds species. 5of the 25 most endangered primates are endemic toVietnam, but wildlife in Vietnam has become very scarce.Responsible are habitat loss by deforestation and theflourishing trade of wild animals and their meat or partsfor traditional medicine and food in Asia.WAGI is supporting law-enforcement and ranger work inNature Reserves of Vietnams Thanh Hoa provinceproviding financial assistance for effective anti-poachingpatrols and by contributing towards animal rescue costs.
  7. 7. Many nations have laws offering protection toconservation reliant species: forexample, forbidding hunting, restricting landdevelopment or creating preserves.Only a few of the many species at risk ofextinction actually make it to the lists andobtain legal protection like Pandas. Many morespecies become extinct, or potentially willbecome extinct, without gaining public notice

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