Today, in a world of destruction some species who have existed have gone extinct. Some would argue that since extinction is a natural, a normal thing, so humans shouldn’t pay much attention. Studies show that 99% of currently endangered animals are at risk due to human activity. There are people who believe that animals who are endangered shouldn’t be protected because of the cost on saving these animals are too high and outweighs the possible benefits. The animal I would want to protect from extinction and save is the Red Panda.
The Red Panda is part of the endangered species due to the decline of their habitat loss and fragmentation, poaching, and inbreeding depression, although red pandas are protected by national laws in their range countries. According to the recent data by IUCN “Red Panda is listed as Endangered because its population has plausibly declined by 50% over the last three generations (estimated at 18 years) and this decline is projected to continue, and probably intensify, in the next three generations.” This is due to the fact that their natural habitat is shrinking as more and more forests are destroyed. Red Pandas are often difficult to be seen in its favored habitat in the bamboo forests in the Eastern Himalayas. Less than 10,000 exist in the wild today, threatened by habitat loss, grazing pressures and hunting. “Red pandas are often killed when they get caught in traps meant for other animals such as wild pigs and deer. They are also poached for their