Endangered Species

The global issues with endangered species

There are many endangered animals in the world

There are many endangered animals, but the most commonly known are, the Hawksbill Turtle, and the Javan Rhino. All of these animals are critically endangered list.

Solutions to saving turtles!

One solution to saving sea turtles is to pick up a beach near you, sea turtles often become tangled up in plastic and trash whether it's on shore or off shore. Also reduce the amount of chemicals you use on the daily, chemicals you use on your lawn and in your home can wash into the coastal waters.

Saving the Rhinos!

A few things you can do to help save the rhinos is to not buy rhino horn products, this is one of the biggest threats to rhinos extinction. The remaining Rhinos are located in Ujung Kulon National Park in Java, Indonesia. The national park gives full protection to the animals. First, remove the invasive arenga palm plant that is overly shading parts of Ujung Kulon, causing the thick forest understory to thin. Removing the palm trees will allow rhino-friendly browse to recover and spread, creating more suitable habitat in the park so the rhinos can increase breeding again.

Endangered Animal Statistics

Javan Rhino: Rhinos are facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild. Javan Rhinos are the most threatened Rhinos of the 5 Rhinos species, so threatened that there is only 60 individuals left. These individuals are surviving Ujung Kulon National Park in Java, Indonesia.

Hawksbill Turtles: Hawksbills help maintain the health of coral reefs. As they remove prey such as sponges from the reef's surface, they provide better access for reef fish to feed. They also have cultural significance and tourism value. For example, for local residents in the Coral Triangle, the flow of visitors who come to admire turtles is a vital source of income.

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