ENDANGERED SPECIESAn endangered species is a population of an organism (usually a taxonomic species), which because it is either few in number or threatened by changing environmental or predation parameters, leaving it at risk of becoming extinct.
Although India is home to some of the most exotic flora and fauna, Indias list of endangered species is a sad long one! On WorldWildlife Week — October 1 to 7 — we look at some of these threatened species.
Conservation ofNature)The IUCN Red List provides ageneral conservation status fordifferent species and indicateshow many exist, an increase ordecrease in numbers, how wellthey are reproducing and if thepopulation faces potential threats.
CONSERVATION •What we can do ? Always obey the rules and regulations laid down by a sanctuary while visiting one. Never pollute the environment. Join a wildlife conservation organisation in your neighbourhood or city to do your bit. Start with animals and birds in your locality. Plant trees and build a bird feeder in your backyard. Recycle stuff and avoid use of non-biodegradable material. Never buy animal product made by killing them. Steps taken by Government* The Government of India enacted a comprehensive legislation “ Wild Life ( Protection) Act, 1972” to control poaching and illegal trade in wildlife.
CONCLUSIONIf you thought that we humans are safe, well you are wrong. “Every organism is inter-dependent,”.Thus with the extinction of one species after the other, the ecological balance will be upset leading to calamities like earthquakes and other environmental problems. Of course, it will take time, but in due course it will become a reality.”