Endangered Animals: The Causes And How To Protect

According to the IUCN Red List, 16306 species out of 41,415 are in danger of extinction. Amur leopards, Orangutans and Hawksbill Turtles are just a few of the many animals on the list. These animals are vital to our ecosystem, and it is our responsibility to protect them. Each species plays a vital role. Some animals help to purify air while others clean oceans. There are many ways that animals can be protected.

What are the main causes of animal extinction? They are mainly extinct due to genetic variations and habitat loss. Humans should expand their lands to include more animals, develop roads and better their countries. Losing habitats may be caused by natural causes. Their habitats can be affected by the heat and humidity. The species will be left homeless, and they’ll reproduce less. Another reason is the loss of genetic variation. Inbreeding is a major factor in the loss of genetic information. They will have a weaker immune system, making them more susceptible to diseases. Because of the overuse of hunting and angling, animals may be inbred. Pandas and other endangered animals were once in great danger. Pandas were threatened with extinction due to the lack of bamboo trees. Bamboo is also 99% of what they eat. China was able to save them through restoring their habitat, establishing numerous reserves, as well as taking good care of them. They took a while to increase their numbers, but eventually they did. In order to save these creatures, it is important to restore habitats, increase their food production, and create the most reserves possible. It will also ensure that they grow and reproduce.

Illegal hunting of animals and illegal trade in animals are also reasons why many species are endangered. Hunters use the fur of mammals to make jackets, shoes and other clothing; they use the skin of reptiles to make exotic bags. The introduction of strict laws that punish hunters severely will stop them and allow these animals to flourish. Unawareness is another reason. The people would litter the beaches and throw their trash away. Sea animals choke when they eat the wastes while laying eggs. You can help prevent this by cleaning after yourself. Stop throwing plastics away and recycle them instead. Replace all your plastic items with recyclable ones.

Save and protect animals for the sake of our planet and ourselves. The opportunity to observe these exotic animals is an incredible blessing, and the chance for future generations also to do so is even more special. As long as humans and animal species are in equal proportions, our ecosystem is likely to thrive. These animals could be extinct, and we might suffer serious losses. It is important to stop hunting animals and destroying habitats.


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    Paul Wallace is a 44-year-old anthropology professor and blogger. He has been writing about anthropology and other topics for over a decade. He has also taught anthropology at the college level for over a decade.

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