Conserving natural recourses.

By saori, and pablo

Least concern

A status that is made by the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) These species are abundant in the wild and is likely to survive in the wild. Species that have been evaluated but do not qualify for any other category. Humans are considered least concern.

Megaptera novaeangliae/ Humpback whale

Least concern

The humpback whale is one of the largest rorqual whales. There are at least 80000 whales.


Suborder: Mysriceti

Delphinus delphis / Short-beaked common dolphin

Least concern.

The common dolphin we have all learned to love is fortunately not endangered. But people are still concerned that many dolphins are hunted and killed by fisherman. For now they are not in a high risk of extinction.



sub order: Odontoceti

Eschrichtius robustus/ grey whale

Least concern

An animal that weights about 36 tonnes s an impressive animal that everybody likes to watch, Thankfully it has no risk of extinction, yet.


Subordr: Mysticeti

Balaenoptera acutorostrata/ Minkie whale

Least concern

Being the second smalest balleen whale it is very strong, because it has no threat of extinction


Suborder: mysticety

Near Thretened

Near threatened is a status made by the IUCN. (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) It means that the specie that was evaluated is likely (in the future) become threatened with extinction. But does not qualify for actual threatened.


Monodon monoceros/ Narwhale

Least Concern.

Narwhales are most commonly known by its long tusk, what people do not know is that there are about 3000 narwhales left.


Suborder: Odontoceti

Vulnerable

A status that is made by the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) Population decreasing. Can become endangered unless the circumstances threatening the species survival improve. Mainly caused by habitat loss.


Sperm whale/Physeter macrocephalus

Vulnerable

Moby Dick is a vary famous novel about a whale. The whale was a sperm whale, that is now classified in the red list as vulnerable. There are about 100000 of these whales left.


Sub order: Odontoceti

Endangered

A status that is made by the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) The endangered species are in risk of becoming extinct. Because of the threat of the change in the environment or the decreasing numbers. There are approximately 1890 species that are considered endangered


BALENOPTERA MUSCULUS / BLUE WHALE

Is endangered.

The blue whale is the largest animal alive but it was almost extinct in the 20th century.

The population os the specie is growing due to awareness that many organisations like the WWF are providing.


Sub order: Mysticeti

Balaenoptera physalus/ Fin whale

Endangered

Fin whale, Finback whale; common rorqual, razorback, for a whale with many names there are not many specimens of the specie. This whale was hevily hunted in the 20th century.


Suborder: Mysticeti

Platanista gangetica/ South Asian river dolphin

Endangered

This dolphin can live in rivers. It is not common for anyone to think that dolphins can live in rivers, as it is uncommon for people to think about its status in the red list.


Suborder: odontoceti

Crittically endangered

A status that is made by the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) The species in are in extremely high risk of extinction. Meaning that most of the population has decreased. This is the highest category risk category for wild animals.


Phocoena sinus / Vaquita

Critically endangered

There are less than 100 vaquitas left in the wild. Despite the contiuing efforts like showing awareness many animals are in the verge of extinction.


Sub order Odontoceti

Extinct in the wild

A status that is made by the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) The species are extinct on the wild and are only known to live in human care.


Extinct

A status that is made by the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) The species that are no longer known to exist. The moment of extinction is when the last member of the specie die.

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Why is it important to lable animals in the red list?

It is important because the red list is a way of telling people what are the species we have to take care for more. And it provides information about the population of the specie too