WHAT ARE ENDANGERED SPECIES? ENDANGERED SPECIES ARE THOSE SPECIES OF ANIMALS THAT ARE SO FEW IN NUMBER OR DECLINING SO QUICKLY THAT THEY SOON MAY BECOME EXTINCT.
EXTINCT? AN ANIMAL OR PLANT IS CONSIDERED EXTINCT WHEN NO MEMBERS OR SPECIES OR THE FAMILY ARE IN EXISTANCE.THE ENTIRE SPECIES HAS DIED OUT!
<ul><li>Poaching for fur and destruction of habitat have greatly reduced tiger populations in the wild. At the start of the 20th century, it is estimated there were over 100,000 tigers in the world but the population has dwindled to about 2,000 in the wild.Some estimates suggest the population is even lower, with some at less than 2,500 mature breeding individuals, with no subpopulation containing more than 250 mature breeding individuals. </li></ul>TIGERS
BLUE WHALE With global warming causing glaciers and permafrost to melt rapidly and allowing a large amount of fresh water to flow into the oceans, there are concerns that if the amount of fresh water in the oceans reaches a critical point, there will be a disruption in the thermohaline-circulation. Considering the blue whale's migratory patterns are based on ocean temperature, a disruption in this circulation, which moves warm and cold water around the world, would be likely to have an effect on their migration.The whales summer in the cool, high latitudes, where they feed in krill-abundant waters; they winter in warmer, low latitudes, where they mate and give birth. The change in ocean temperature would also affect the blue whale's food supply. The warming trend and decreased salinity levels would cause a significant shift in krill location and abundance.
VENUS FLY-TRAP The flytrap was introduced to the public in 1763 as the “fly trap sensitive” by North Carolina governor Arthur Dobbs, and ever since then it has represented a mysterious case in the evolution of flowering plants. Today it is the most well known species of a carnivorous plant that catches and digests animal prey – mostly insects. These insectivorous plants lure their prey using sweet smelling nectar. When an insect lands on the head of the fly trap, they seek the source of the nectar, and if the plant is lucky, it will touch one of the many trigger hairs located within the jaws of the trap. Once triggered, the trap snaps closed, trapping the victim. Venus flytraps live only in bogs in North and South Carolina.
<ul><li>Industrialization and Urbanization </li></ul><ul><li>Deforestation that destroys their natural habitat </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction of exotic species </li></ul><ul><li>Pollution- Air,Water,Noise </li></ul><ul><li>Hunting for commercial and </li></ul><ul><li>medicinal value that disturbs the </li></ul><ul><li>food chain and also other factors </li></ul>CAUSES OF ENDANGERMENT
Why save them? Plants and animals hold medicinal, agricultural, ecological, commercial and aesthetic/recreational value. Endangered species must be protected and saved so that future generations can experience their presence and value
WAYS YOU CAN HELP THEM! Conserve Habitats Make Space For Our Wildlife Recycle, Reduce, And Reuse Plant Native Plants That Are Local To The Area Control Introduced Plants And Animals Join An Organization Make Your Voice Heard