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E N D A N G E R E D S P E C I E S P RESENTED BY :- Akshit Aggarwal

What are Endangered Species? :

What are Endangered Species? R are, endangered, or threatened plants and animals are elements of our natural heritage that are declining rapidly or are on the verge of vanishing. T hey are plants and animals that exist in small numbers that may be lost forever if we do not take quick action to stop their decline. I f we cherish these species, like we do other rare and beautiful objects, these living organisms become treasures of the highest magnitude.

Poaching :

Poaching Poaching is the illegal taking of wild plants or animals contrary to local and international conservation and wildlife management laws. Violations of hunting laws and regulations are normally punishable by law and, collectively, such violations are known as poaching.

Endangered Species Terms :

Endangered Species Terms VULNERABLE SPECIES - A species particularly at risk because of low or declining numbers or small range, but not a threatened species. THREATENED SPECIES – a species whose population is not yet low enough to be in immediate danger of extinction, but who certainly faces serious problems. If the problems affecting these species aren’t resolved, it is probable that the species will become endangered. The eastern indigo snake and the red kangaroo are examples of threatened species. ENDANGERED SPECIES – a specie, plant or animal, that is in immediate danger of becoming extinct. Its numbers are usually low, and it needs protection in order to survive. The Siberian tiger, the southern sea otter, the snow leopard , the green pitcher plant, and thousands of other plants and animals are endangered worldwide. EXTINCT SPECIES – an extinct species is one that is no longer living. The passenger pigeon, the dodo, and the Stegosaurus are examples of extinct species. These animals no longer exist on the earth.

Countries with the most Endangered Species :

Countries with the most Endangered Species 1. Ecuador 2151 2. United States 1143 3. Malaysia 892 4 .Indonesia 833 5 .China 773 6 .Mexico 748 7 .Brazil 697 8 .Australia 621 9 .Colombia 593 10 . India 552 Country Number of endangered species


THE PLIGHT OF ENDANGERED SPECIES There are now 41,415 species on the IUCN Red List, and 16,306 of them are endangered species threatened with extinction. This is up from 16,118 last year. This includes both endangered animals and endangered plants. The species endangered include one in four mammals, one in eight birds, one third of all amphibians and 70% of the world’s assessed plants on the 2007 IUCN Red List are in jeopardy of extinction . The total number of extinct species has reached 785 and a further 65 are only found in captivity or in cultivation. In the last 500 years, human activity has forced over 800 species into extinction .

Top 10 Most Endangered Species :

Top 10 Most Endangered Species Black Rhino Giant Panda Tiger Beluga sturgeon Goldenseal Alligator snapping Turtle Hawksbill Turtle Big leaf mahogany Green Cheeked Parrot Mako Shark

Top endangered animals in India:

Top endangered animals in India G reat Indian One-horned Rhinoceros Asian White Backed Vulture Asian Elephant Asiatic Lion L eopard Snow Leopard

Top 10 Plants That Face Possible Extinction :

Top 10 Plants That Face Possible Extinction 10. Phycolepidozia exigua 9. Vandiemenia ratkowskiana 8. Medusagyne oppositifolia 7. Kupea martinetugei 6.Rafflesia magnifica 5. Schizymenia ecuadoreana 4. Xyris andina 3. Hoplestigma pierreanum 2. Ochyraea tatrensis 1. Astelia waialealae

7 Endangered Species Making There Comeback:

7 Endangered Species Making There Comeback Bald Eagle Regent Honeyeater Black Footed Ferret Giant Panda Humpback Whale Yangtze Alligator Gray Wolf

Top 5 National Parks in India :

Top 5 National Parks in India S underbans National Park B andhavgarh National Park K anha National Park N agarhole National Park R anthambore National Park

Top Organizations :

Top Organizations National Audubon Society’s Endangered Species Campaign. Endangered Species Program. National Wildlife Federation. The World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Wildlife Conservation Society.

Facts About Endangered Species :

Facts About Endangered Species According to scientists, more than one and one-half million species exist on the earth today. However, recent estimates state that at least 20 times that many species inhabit the planet. 266 of these listed species have recovery plans currently under development.

Why Save Endangered Species? :

Why Save Endangered Species? 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. Medicinal Plants and animals are responsible for a variety of useful medications. Agricultural Humans depend upon only 20 species of these plants, such as wheat and corn, to provide 90% of the world's food. Animals also help a lot. Commercial Various wild species are commercially raised, directly contributing to local and regional economies. Ecological Humans depend on ecosystems such as coastal estuaries, prairie grasslands, and ancient forests to purify their air, clean their water, and supply them with food.

Ways You Can Help Endangered Species :

Ways You Can Help Endangered Species Conserve Habitats . Recycle, Reduce, And Reuse. Make Space For Our Wildlife. Join An Organization. Stop hunting for pleasure. Raise your voice against this injustice . Boycott fur coats and medicines made from rare animals .

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We Will Live These Days By Hoping That You Will Help Us And Not let Us Go From This World

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