The Conservation Of Endangered Animals

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Endangered Animals Endangered animals are a species with less than 2500 of that specific kind remaining and if their population is expected to drop by 50 percent within 10 years (c 15). In other cases some animals are naturally rare(c 8). Until the mid-20th century, these animals weren’t paid too much attention, until the study of environmental science and ecology took off. At this time conservation groups started coming up because they noticed these animals were becoming an immediate threat. Unfortunately these organizations could not do much only campaign against direct killing(c 10). The extinction of these animals is led by many factors, some of which these conservation groups had no control over such as natural extinction, which is…show more content…
The next species that are about to be mentioned are few of many endangered animals and are not any less or more important than the others. Flatwoods Salamander, scientifically known as Ambystoma cingulatum. This salamander is small in size ranging from 3.5 to 5 inches in length with a slim body and a very small head. It has a gray colored pattern on its sides and dorsum and light flecks on the venter. They can be found beneath logs near cypress ponds, pitcher plant bogs, and swamps. Their prefered habitat is known to be the slash pine flatwoods. In November is when most of their breeding takes place where 100 to 200 eggs are laid in small groups under logs near cypress tupelo ponds or Pond Cypress. They leave those eggs abandoned which later then hatch once the site is flooded by rain. The adults and larvae diet consist of a wide variety of invertebrates(56). These Flatwoods Salamander have become endangered due to deforestation, residential or commercial development, and silviculture which are all destroying their habitats. The harvest of crayfish as bait is harming the larvae because when the harvesters drag their large hardware cloth buckets through inundated vegetation they drag along some larvae that are then either collected as bait or left to die(IUCN) Green Salamander, scientifically known as Aneides aeneus. This salamander is 3 to 5.5 inches in length and
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