Endangered Species

By Abigail Castillo

Introduction

Endangered species are those considered to be at risk of extinction, meaning that there are so few left of their kind that they could disappear from the planet altogether. Also usually have a small or declining population size or a vet limited range, meaning factors such as habitat loss, hunting, diseases or climate change cause them to disappear completely within out life times.

The Problem

Animals and plants are face a large number threats with many of them being a direct result of human activity. Some of the most common threats include: Habitat loss and habitat fragmentation, Hunting and poaching, Invasive species, climate change, disease, Collection/ Pet trade and pollution.


Help the Endangered Species

As well supporting conservation organisations there are some simple steps that everybody can take to help and protect the natural world and the species. Like recycle, use less energy, choose sustainable products, make your voice heard, clean up your act, get involved and spread the word.


References

www.fws.gov I got the pictures from and I choose the oldest species that should have been saved and keep there species going. www.arkive.org , is the website I got my info at and learned about endangered species.