Global Warming and Climate Change</li></li></ul><li>SOME OF ANIMALS WhicH are in dAnger????<br />According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, around one in four of the world's mammals are at risk of extinction. <br />Some 8,462 species are threatened to some extent, including mammals, birds, reptiles, insects and fish. <br />One in every three of the world's amphibian species, and one in eight of all species of birds are at risk too. <br />By 2008 the IUCN said it had studied almost 45,000 different species. <br />Of those, almost four in every 10 species are threatened and 804 of them are classified as extinct. <br />
ROYAL BENGAL TIGER<br />Tigers are the largest members of the cat family and are renowned for their power and strength. Bengal tigers live in India and are sometimes called Indian tigers. They are the most common tiger and number about half of all wild tigers. Over many centuries they have become an important part of Indian tradition and lore..<br />
RED PANDA<br />The Red Panda weighs 3-6 Kg and is covered with red fur. It grows to a length of 50-60 cm with a 20-50 cm long tail. It looks like a raccoon, with white tipped ears, white markings on its face, long whiskers and a bushy striped tail. Its paws are equipped for grasping the stems of bamboo plants and twigs of trees. It has a strong jaw to help it chew bamboo and en extended pad on the sole of the forepaw and the first digit of its paw to help it grasp bamboo while eating and in climbing up trees.<br />
TORTOISE<br /><ul><li>First listed as threatened in 1990
Habitat Fragmentation</li></li></ul><li>Rhinoceros<br />The rhinoceros family is characterized by its large size , with all of the species able to reach one tonne or more in weight; an herbivorous diet; and a thick protective skin, 1.5–5 cm thick, formed from layers of collagen positioned in a lattice structure; relatively small brains for mammals this size (400–600 g); and a large horn. They generally eat leafy material, although their ability to ferment food in their hindgut allows them to subsist on more fibrous plant matter, if necessary. <br />Rhinoceros are killed by humans for their valuable horns, which are made of keratin, the same type of protein that makes up hair and fingernails<br />
BLUE WHALE<br />Blue whales are the largest animals ever known to have lived on Earth. These magnificent marine mammals rule the oceans at up to 100 feet (30 meters) long and upwards of 200 tons (181 metric tons). Their tongues alone can weigh as much as an elephant. Their hearts, as much as an automobile.<br />
Why are they dying out? <br /><ul><li>• Pollution, chopping down rainforests and building all affect animal habitats which means they have nowhere to live and nothing to eat.
• Another big problem is humans introducing new plants and animals on to small islands. This can result in older species being wiped out.
• Buying and selling some exotic animals for their skins like crocodiles is illegal in many places but people still do it.
• Elephants are killed for their ivory tusks which are used for jewellery and medicine in some countries. </li></li></ul><li>