Did you know that many wild life species are on the verge of extinction and many have already got extinct. The Asiatic elephant, the tiger, the cheetah, the Arabian onyx, the okapi and the magnificent Andean condor are among the world’s most endangered species. Well, what is an endangered species?
Endangered species are animals or plants that will soon die out. Many animals and plants become endangered or extinct each year.
However it is estimated that the rate of their dying out has increased dramatically. According to rough estimates 27,000 species become extinct each year. Scientists say that 124 types of amphibians, 1108 types of birds, 734 types of fish, 1096 type of mammals and 253 types of reptiles became endangered.
What makes them endangered or extinct? Is often asked question. Perhaps there are many reasons. Increasing human population, loss of habitat and food sources, pollution and brutal hunting of animals for their body parts are among the chief reasons of extinction. To accommodate the increasing human population more and more land is being taken away from these animals or plants. With little amount of land they have, food sources become scarce.
Some times animals can’t adapt to the limited space they have to live in and die. Chemical being used also endanger their lives.
To save the endangered species we must use natural resources judiciously, recycle garbage and waste, save trees and keep our environment clean. Strictly say no to animal products: don’t just buy any! We also should support environment conservation organizations. By recycling you’re helping to save many trees from being cut down for paper. Most importantly these trees can remain as homes for many animals and plants in the wild. Keep your neighborhood clean. This can prevent any accidental death of animals or plants. Don’t use any plastics. Lastly and the most important, is to learn about these creatures. It is very important to learn that all the creatures have equal right to live and exist on our mother ‘Earth’.