saviors of habitat loss

help save animals from habitat loss

Who Are We?

As the Saviors Of Habitat Loss, our main goal is to prevent habitat loss so that animals can have a home to live in. Animals are losing their habitats for several reasons, and because of that, animals are becoming endangered. The main cause of habitat destruction is us, and that means we are the ones who needs to stop it. We want everybody to know what will happen to animals if we keep continuing to destroy habitats. If we keep destroying habitats, we will lose all our animals, and we can't let all the species in our world suffer.

" Habitat loss isn't only bad for animals, it's bad for us too."

What Causes Habitat Loss

POLLUTION


Pollution is extremely bad for our environment, and it is one of the causes of habitat loss. Pollution can cause many things in habitat as and one of these things are dead zones. Dead zone are places in water where there is no oxygen, so no seas animals can live in that specific area of water. Pollution can also be caused by oil spills by cruise ships. On a daily basis cruise ships who throw away 250,000 gallons of waste and sewage and that causes food in the ocean to get toxic and animals die from eating toxic food. Pollution also includes littering. Our litter is also destroying habitats, and the material that we litter the most is plastic. Plastic is used the most and is littered the most too. Plastic is made of chemicals that can harm our environment. Plastic can damage coral reefs in the ocean and can cause them to bleach. Many fish live in coral reefs and they have to look for different places to live as more corals reefs get damaged. Many animals mistake plastic for food and when is It is eaten, they can get poisoned and die. Other animals can get stuck in the plastic products such as six pack bottle holders. If animals are stuck in plastic or other litter for too long they can get infected, they can have breathing problems, they can get defected organs, and they can die.


https://www.sciencedaily.com

http://www.eoearth.org/

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GLOBAL WARMING

Global warming also has to do with habitat loss. Global warming causes droughts, rising sea levels and climate change. More animals are getting endangered as global warming continues. Droughts effect many animals. For example, ducks and geese need water to raise young and without water, ducks would not be able to raise their young . Also droughts kill plants that the animals rely on and animals need those plants to survive. Rise in sea levels effects animals. When the sea levels rise, the water changes. Species such as fish and shellfish have to find other places to breed and feed when sea levels rise. Climate change is also one of the major reasons of habitat loss. The Arctic is melting because of climate change. Arctic animals are struggling as ice is melting. Some animals need cold weather to survive. In the arctic, the food that arctic animals store can spoil, and then they need to find more food. Climate change also changes food availability for animals. For example birds come to the north from the south at a certain time, and if the north is still cold, they cant get any food because plants and insects cannot survive in cold weather.


http://www.climatehotmap.org

http://www.nef.org

http://www.planetsave.com

http://www.thegaurdian.com

HD: Polar Bear on Thin Ice - Nature's Great Events: The Great Melt - BBC One

DEFORESTATION


Deforestation is basically when we cut down trees. Deforestation is usually happening because we need land and we use wood to build houses and other things. Deforestation is causing animals to loss their homes and is causing global warming. When trees are cut down, they release all the carbon dioxide that they have been storing and carbon dioxide is a green house gas. Trees that are cut down release a billion tons of carbon dioxide every year. Deforestation also causes habitat loss for millions of species. For example, lemurs in Madagascar are losing their homes as more people in Madagascar need more space. As deforestation in Madagascar continues, scientists say more than 90% of all the lemurs species are threatened because of deforestation.


http://www.environment.nationalgeographic.com

http://www.mnn.com

What is Deforestation?

How You Can Help

HOW TO HELP REDUCE POLLUTION


There is no way for every single person on earth to stop pollution, but you can be part of the solution instead of the problem by helping in many ways. One of the best ways to help is to recycle. Instead of throwing your Plastic away, you can recycle so that plastic and other materials cannot end up in habitats. A scientist named Ellen McArthur predicts that there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050. Less than 14% of plastic in the whole world is being recycled and that means we need to recycle more. Also you can also help stop pollution by simply walking, riding your bike, or taking a ride in the bus. When you choose to do one of these things, You are helping to reduce the air pollution we create by riding in the cars. Cars only carry about five people and buses carry about 20 people. It would be better ride in a bus rather than riding a car individually.


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HOW HELP REDUCE GLOBAL WARMING


You can help by simply not riding a car. When one car burns 1 gallon ( 3.79 litres ), it emits

6 tons ( 5443 kg ) of carbon dioxide.Since carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas, it will help create more global warming. When you ride a bus, you ride with about 20 people in one vehicle, and that still creates greenhouse gases, but not as much as 20 cars. You can also help by eating local food. If you check the labels on food, it might say that the food is from china or the U.S,A, but just think how much gas trucks and other types of transportation might need to transport food from other countries. You can also help by planting a tree. Trees hep the planet by removing carbon dioxide from the earth`s atmosphere. Trees store carbon dioxide, so it would help to plant a tree.

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HOW TO HELP REDUCE DEFORESATATION


One of the ways to reduce deforestation is to plant trees. Trees not only help get remove carbon dioxide, it also will give animals a place to live in the future. When the trees are big enough, animals will be able to live on the trees and make it a home. You can also help reduce deforestation by not using paper. Trees are cut for many reasons, and one of them is to make paper. 35% of the world's trees are used to make paper, so it's better that we stop using paper. If you still want to use paper, use recycled paper. Paper that is recycled is made of other sheets of paper that were used before.

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