Endangered Species

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These are some pictures of Endangered species:

These are some pictures of Endangered species

Now I will Give information about Endangered Species.:

It Can Occur Due To Change In Climate: Before greenhouse gases and global warming species were able to survive in their natural habitat. However the rapid increase of climate change has put animals at risk of becoming extinct. Nigel Stork in the article “Re-assessing Extinction Rate” explains, “the key cause of extinction being climate change, and in particular rising temperatures, rather than deforestation alone.” Stork believes climate change is the major issue as to why species are becoming endangered. Stork claims rising temperature on a local and global level are making it harder for species to reproduce. As global warming continues, species are no longer able to survive and their kind starts to deteriorate. This is a repeating cycle that is starting to increase at a rapid rate because of climate change therefore landing many species on the endangered species list. In the United States alone, the “known species threatened with extinction is ten times higher than the number protected under the Endangered Species Act” (Wilcove & Master, 2008, p. 414). The US Fish and Wildlife Service as well as the National Marine Fisheries Service are held responsible for classifying and protecting endangered species, yet, adding a particular species to the list is a long, controversial process and in reality it represents only a fraction of imperiled plant and animal life (Wilcove & Master, 2008, p. 414). Some endangered species laws are controvercial.Typical areas of controversy include: criteria for placing a species on the endangered species list, and criteria for removing a species from the list once its population has recovered; whether restrictions on land development constitute a "taking" of land by the government; the related question of whether private landowners should be compensated for the loss of uses of their lands; and obtaining reasonable exceptions to protection laws. Also lobbying from hunter and various industries like the petroleum industry, and logging, has been an obstacle in establishing endangered species laws. Now I will Give information about Endangered Species.

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It Can Also Occur Due To Nature Serve conservation Status : Nature Serve and its member programs and collaborators use a suite of factors to assess the conservation status of plant, animal, and fungal species, as well as ecological communities and systems. These assessments lead to the designation of a conservation status rank. For species these ranks provide an estimate of extinction risk, while for ecological communities and systems they provide an estimate of the risk of elimination. Conservation status ranks for ecological systems in North America are currently under development. Conservation status ranks are based on a one to five scale, ranging from critically imperiled to demonstrably secure . Status is assessed and documented at three distinct geographic scales-global , national, and state/province .The numbers have the following meaning:   For example, would indicate that a species is critically imperiled across its entire range (i.e., globally). In this sense the species as a whole is regarded as being at very high risk of extinction. A rank of S3 would indicate the species is vulnerable and at moderate risk within a particular state or province, even though it may be more secure elsewhere. Species and ecosystems are designated with either an (presumed extinct or extirpated) if there is no expectation that they still survive, or an (possibly extinct or extirpated) if they are known only from historical records but there is a chance they may still exist. Other variants and qualifiers are used to add information or indicate any range of uncertainty. See the following conservation status rank definitions for complete descriptions of ranks and qualifiers

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People Poach animals for their use. I also agree But it should not be done illegally because Sharks also have life. So plz stop poaching them. So now Sharks are also in Endangered Species list if we do not stop poaching them they will be Extinct .

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They aren't even related to bears. The reason the koala is called a koala bear is because the koala looks like a teddy bear. The koala is related to the kangaroo. The koala's scientific name is Phasclarctos cinereus. The koala's nickname is a Native Bear. The koala is a mammal.   They are warm-blooded. The koala's young is called a cub. The koala's young are born alive. Koalas drink milk from the mother. The koala breaths oxygen from air. The koala might look all cuddly but the koala has very sharp teeth and very sharp claws.    The koalas have white on the underside and gray on the rest of its body. The koala has big ears and a big nose. The mother has a pouch. The koala has very thick fur. The adult koala gets 25 to 30 inches long.    The koala is very small when it's just born. After a month the cub is 1 cm. long. The koala weighs 15 to 30 pounds. One cub is born at a time.    The koala cub stays in the mother's pouch for 5 months. The koala cub is blind when it's just born. Koalas breed in the summer.  Koalas live for 20 or more years. The koala can run as fast as a rabbit. The koalas sleep for up to 19 hours. The koala can only live in one place in the world. The koala live in the East coast of Australia. They live and sleep in the eucalyptus trees. It's hot, light, and dry here. The koala's territory is getting smaller because people are cutting down trees and making farms on them. Koalas can only live in one place in the world. So now Koala’s are also in Endangered Species list if we do not stop poaching them they will be Extinct .

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Next in our list is polar bear : The polar bear is not listed with a status of endangered now, this may be due in part to the foresight of the five nations that agreed to make the polar bear a priority, and protect them by signing the International Agreement on the Conservation of Polar Bears . They are currently listed as "Threatened" by the US Fish and Wildlife Services, Endangered Species List, and the IUCN Red List, has them listed with a status of "Vulnerable" and the "population trend of decreasing". The polar bear has suffered from various forms of hunting including, but not limited to, unregulated sport hunting from aircraft, and icebreakers, which were considered a common hunting practice at one time. Also, hunting polar bears in known "denning areas", during the birthing season. Many of these things are now prohibited, or regulated in the nations that are the polar bears range. But the polar bear is a slow reproducer. Many scientists are uncertain as to what type of changes the polar bears habitat may experience, but they are agreed that even minor changes in the polar bears habitat will have far reaching effects on the polar bears populations, food sources, and on the stability of the ice floes. For more details, please see the sites listed below. The polar bear is not an endangered species. The polar bear is a threatened species, mainly because of shrinking pack ice, caused by warming of the earth's climate.

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Next in our list is Tiger our national Animal: Tigers have been hunted heavily by humans over the past few years. The tiger population in the Indian sub-continent has declined seriously in the past fifty years. Nepal has only two hundred tigers, while India has about four thousand, a serious decline from the past figures. China and Korea are the biggest criminals as far as tiger poaching is concerned. In the nineteen hundreds, the entire tiger population was more than one lakh. However, today the global tiger population is less than ten thousand animals. Tigers have been hunted heavily by humans over the past few years. The tiger population in the Indian sub-continent has declined seriously in the past fifty years. Nepal has only two hundred tigers, while India has about four thousand, a serious decline from the past figures. China and Korea are the biggest criminals as far as tiger poaching is concerned. In the nineteen hundreds, the entire tiger population was more than one lakh. However, today the global tiger population is less than ten thousand animals. Plz do not Poach the national animal of our country illegally.

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Next in our list is Cheetah: Cheetahs are super fast land animals, in fact they are even faster than some supercars, and can accelerate from 0 to 110 km/h (68 mph) in three seconds, reaching speeds between 112 and 120 km/h (70 and 75 mph). Cheetahs may be fast but still not fast enough to avoid the tremendous decline in population that is lately threatening their survival. Cheetahs are included on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) list of vulnerable species (African subspecies threatened, Asiatic subspecies in critical situation) as well as on the US Endangered Species Act: threatened species. Today there are just 12,400 cheetahs remaining in the wild, and the biggest population is currently located in Namibia with about 2,500 individuals. Asiatic subspecies is critically endangered counting only fifty to sixty individuals that still have their habitats in Iran. There are many reasons why cheetahs are endangered and the most important are definitely: decline in prey, loss of habitat, poaching, and high mortality of cheetah cubs. Cheetahs once lived in almost all African countries and in large parts of the Asia but today they are almost extinct in Asia, and the number of African countries where once cheetahs lived has increased to 16. Plz do not poach cheetah the fastest animal.

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Next in our list is Whale: Whales have been an important part of peoples’ lives for thousands of years. They provide meat, fat, oil, leather, tools, and other materials for making useful, needed things. Unfortunately, human activity has caused many whale populations to plummet. Out of the 11 species of great whales, seven are listed as endangered or vulnerable in Canada (for a complete list of species at risk in Canada. Only some whales and seals have become so reduced in population as to be classified as endangered. Most species were hunted commercially for products such as oil in the case of whales, and fur in the case of seals. Some countries commercially hunt these animals today. Overfishing of these animals' food stocks and water pollution pose additional threats. Plz do not poach more than 3or4 Whales.

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Next in our list is Sea Turtle: Sea turtle populations have been seriously reduced worldwide through a number of human influences. Overdeveloped coastal areas have reduced natural nesting habitats. Capture of adult turtles for eggs, meat, leather, and tortoise shell has decreased breeding populations. Incidental capture of adults in fishing nets and shrimp trawls has brought one species, the Kemp's Ridley ( Lepidochelys kempi ), right to the brink of extinction. For these reasons all sea turtle species are protected. Sea turtles are protected through Florida Statues, Chapter 370, and by the United States Endangered Species Act of 1973. Of these species that nest on Broward's beaches, Green, Leatherback and Hawksbill sea turtle are listed officially as endangered and the Florida population of Loggerhead sea turtles are considered threatened. Briefly, these laws state that: "No person may take, harass, harm, pursue, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture or attempts to engage in any such conduct to marine turtles, turtle nest, and/or turtle eggs People should not Kill turtles for their use.

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Next in our list is Giant Panda: Full-grown pandas typically weigh between 200 and 300 pounds, and can often reach lengths of 6 feet. The average lifespan of a panda in the wild is unknown, as they are very secretive creatures. However, in captivity, pandas usually live to be 20 years old. Pandas now live in a few very select parts of China where the bamboo, their favorite food, and evergreen trees are thick. Pandas once roamed large areas in China, but as the human population has increased, the area in which a panda can live has decreased. Pandas are very solitary animals, and do not venture into the areas where humans live. Pandas have become endangered for two main reasons. First, the area in which they can safely live has shrunk. Second, they are often hunted for their pelts, which can go for thousands of dollars on the black market. People should not take the area Which is used by the Panda’s.

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