Conserving Natural Resources

By Andres and Gaby

Why is it important to label the species in the red list?

it is important to label species in the red list to start looking for ways of how we can help whales in the wild.

Endangered Baleen Whales

The Balaena Mysticetus's ( bowhead whale) Least concern. Population appears to be increasing. Found in Arctic and subarctic regions.

The Megaptera Novaeangliae (humpback whale) Least Concern. It is a cosmopolitan species found in all the major ocean basins usually in the North Pacific their summer range covers shelf waters from southern California, to the Gulf of Alaska.

The Eubalaena Glacialis (North Atlantic Whale) Endangered specie. The Right Whale formerly was common on both sides of the North Atlantic. It appears to be effectively extinct in the eastern North Atlantic.The major decline for this species occurred more than three generations ago.

The Balaenoptera Borealis's (Sei Whale) Endangered. Is a cosmopolitan species, with a mainly offshore distribution, occurring in the North Atlantic cause of the population reduction in this species is reversible, unfortunately it is not currently in operation to save this specie.

Eschrichtius Robustus( western grey whales) Critically Endangered. Under the assumption that recent mortality levels continue, based on an extinction probability exceeding 50% within three generations

Endangered Toothed Whales.

Delphinapterus Ieucas (beluga whales) Least Concern. Are distributed in high latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere from the west coast of Greenland westwards to Svalbard.

Monodon Monoceros (narwhal whale) primarily inhabit the Atlantic sector of the Arctic. The narwhal was assessed previously as Data Deficient. The aggregate circumpolar population of narwhals is probably greater than 80,000.

Platanista Gangetica (south asian dolphin) Considerable effort has been made to document the status since the early 1970s. This specie is in danger

Physeter macrocephalus(sperm whale) cause of the population reduction in this species (commercial whaling) is reversible, understood, and is not currently in operation.It is a vulnerable species at this point.

Phocoena sinus(vaquitas)is known to occur only in the northern Gulf of California, Mexico.The most recent estimate of total population size comes from a shipboard line transect survey in 1997.The vaquita is a marine species that lives in a relatively shallow turbid and dynamic environment. This is a critically endangered animal

Meaning of

Least Concern- When the specie is not qualified as being in threat

Near Threatened- When the specie has been evaluated for the red list, but does not qualify

Vulnerable- When the specie qualifies to become endangered in a while

Endangered- When the specie qualifies to become extinct if they don´t do something to help the specie

Critically Endangered- When a specie has qualified as very high risk of getting extinct.

Extinct in the Wild- This means when you can only find this specie in captivity

Extinct- You cant find this specie anymore around the world