Primate conservation has long been a topic of debate, reliant most heavily on the struggle to provide the necessary resources to combat the declining rate of population growth among various species. Orangutans in particular, both Sumatran and Bornean, have experienced a rapid drop in their free-living populations. With an estimate
Bill Freedmen, author of “Endangered Species—Human Causes Of Extinction and Endangerment” notes, “scientists approximate that present extinction rates are 1,000 to 10,000 times higher than the average natural extinction rate.” These distressing numbers should be acted upon to save the endangered species and avoid the catastrophic change to this planet if these species were to become extinct. In order to produce change, people need to recognize that habitat loss, climate change, and poaching are all factors in why our animal species are going extinct.
- Black Palm Cockatoo. It may be the largest cockatoo species and largest parrot in Australia. They are 22 to 24 inches in length and weigh 2.01–2.65 lb. According to CITES I, it is a protected species. - Hyacinth Macaws. It is about 3.3 ft in length from the top
Our ever-growing hunting of predators in the natural world has exceedingly taken a toll on our ecosystem. As we are destroying the population of predators, the very problematic organisms that the predators prey on are having a population boom. The population boom of these less threatened prey have now resulted in seriously threatening changes to the ecosystem. For example, Amur Leopards have a beautifully patterned fur that can sell between $500-$1000 per pelt. With these sales, hunters are constantly hunting these gorgeous big cats, and their population has dwindled down to just a little more than 60 individuals living now. These cats, are crucial to the ecology of Asia, along with its economy and culture. They perform mutualism with other
The Green Wing is one of the most colorful Macaws, bright red is the dominant color while the feathers near the body are dark red and turn green in the middle of the wing and the tips are lined in a bluish color. The tail is also a dark red with bluish tips. Their feet are dark grey and the iris is a pale yellow. These birds are between
Blue and yellow macaws are curious, eye-catching parrots. The diet of the blue and yellow macaw consists mainly of fruits, nuts, and seeds. Sometimes they will also eat leaves and flowers. Macaws have a strong black beak which they use to crack open nuts and seeds and which aids them with climbing. The wings and tail of this brightly colored bird are blue, the forehead is green, and the underside is white or yellow. These birds have a wingspan of four feet, a body length of three feet, and weigh around three pounds. Blue and yellow macaws can be found in the northern countries of South America, including Brazil, Peru, Paraguay, Bolivia, and Venezuela. Macaws are a fascinating South American
There are several reasons why giraffes are on the endangered list. This Incessant problem has not been stopped or even brought to attention. Giraffes have slowly and quietly sneaked on to the endangered list over the past ten years. Jason Daley from the Smithsonian said “Giraffe numbers have dropped precipitously in the last 31 years, from 157,000 individuals in 1985 to 97,500 at last count.”
People from all around the world are poaching this amazing animals for their blue plunge feather. This poaching problem is mostly happening all around South America. Also, the poacher is killing Macaw it's because macaw are really loud and it makes a fierce noise. Usually, poacher comes out at
Should the Endangered Species Act revised The endangered species act passed in 1973 is the strongest law protecting the biodiversity of the United States today. For forty years the ESA has helped prevent the extinction of our nation’s wildlife treasure ("Endangered Species Act 101"), however, whether or not all of the environmental conservation victories can be attributed to the act is controversial. Especially when evaluating cases such as that of the bald eagle and California condor where there is evidence that suggest the recovery of the two species would have come naturally due to the ban of the pesticide DDT. This ban occurred before the passing of the act as well as the start of recovering for the birds of prey more the bald eagle in the western part of its range at the time, yet it can be stated that the endangered species act did bring an end to the poaching
You will also encounter a number of birds belonging to various species in the Maspalomas lagoon, which is a protected area. These include the cute and tiny Monk Parakeets, Glossy Starlings, some nesting Kestrels, and Swifts. This place is a paradise for birdwatchers and those who are into wildlife photography. You may even see birds like the Great Spotted Cuckoo and some Flamingos.
“There are now 41,415 species on the IUCN Red list, and 16,306 of them are endangered species threatened with extinction.” According to the article Endangered Earth. Endangered species are a broad issue, one that involves both habitats and environments where species intermingle with one another. Today, there are millions of animals roaming this earth, but there seems to only be one kind of human. The kind that rather do harm than good. The three human activities that endanger animal species most negatively are pollution, hunting, and deforestation.
Tigers are primarily killed to supply underground black markets with its organs, pelts, and bones. These items are highly regarded in eastern medicine (although these treatments have been disproven and have no real medical value). Innocent endangered animals are being killed for false hopes and cures within the eastern culture. Poaching has traditionally been defined as the illegal hunting, killing or capturing of wild animals. The difference between poaching and hunting is one, is that poaching is hunting without the approval of whomever controls or owns the land. Even though some people believe poaching creates lots of business and brings in major income for certain smaller, poorer countries, it endangers our species because it reduces the population of rare or endangered animals, destroys precious ecosystems within the wild, and poaching is extremely harmful to humans.
Why are animals being endangered? Endangered species are any species that’s threatened; their numbers of is being decreased and have the danger of getting extinct. A threatened animal is likely to become endangered in the upcoming future. There are many causes of animal endangerment some reasons are, habitat loss that is mainly caused by natural disasters, the introduction of new species, pollution, and overconsumption. Also, humans play a major role in animal’s endangerment.
My interest in tigers started when I was a young child. As a child, my favorite movie was “Winnie the Pooh.” My favorite character, Tigger, is a confident tiger who thinks highly of himself. He is extremely energetic, constantly bouncing on his tail. He acts quickly without thinking sometimes, risking his life. As a matter of fact, for my first, second, and third birthdays my parents bought me a Winnie the Pooh theme cake. I wasn’t aware that several species of tigers were endangered until I started researching endangered species. As I was researching tigers, I came across the Sumatran tiger, an endangered tiger found only on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. One threat this tiger is facing is habitat loss due to logging, mainly from the palm oil industry. Another threat is poachers hunting tigers for commercial gain. People sell and trade tiger parts such as skin, bones, teeth, etc. Because these threats are putting the tiger at risk, and in spite of the efforts of the Sumatran Tiger Conservation Program and World Wildlife Fund, the Sumatran tigers are extremely vulnerable and chances of survival are slim.
The first disadvantage of wilderness and wildlife preservation for less-affluent countries is the loss of traditional homes, agriculture lands, hunting accesses and culture for its local populations (Fryer, M. 2015). An example of this dark side from preservation of nature is Project Tiger. Project Tiger is launched after international concern had been raised for tiger ever since the General Assembly of the IUCN in New Delhi in 1969