The Issue of Endangered Species

Michelle Dyck

Why endangered species?

Saving endangered species from becoming extinct and protecting their habitats is crucial for our health and the future of our children. As species are lost so are our options for future discovery and advancement. The impacts of biodiversity loss include fewer new medicines, greater vulnerability to natural disasters and the risk of slow to no advancements in science.

Top 5 Most Endangered Animals

The Real Problem.

Species are becoming distinct at a very scary rate. People are not treating animals right and they don't even realize it therefore causing species to become extinct faster. This extinction of animals is hurting not only their habitats but also other species that live there and other habitats around them. Pollution is one of the many things that is hurting some species habitat, because of pollution the habitats that the species live in are being endangered. The plants or food they eat could be damaged and could make the species deathly ill.The building of new homes is also detrimental to species habitat. building new houses and buildings means you have to clear land which could also be a important habitat to some kind of species. by building those houses and buildings you are destroying and taking away the species homes.Deforestation is also a growing problem, these days getting rid of the forests and their trees also means getting rid of some species homes which could be very important to research in the years to come not allowing us to advance in that are of science. All animals deserve to live, even if they are "ugly to look at,undesirably or potentially dangerous, they all play a role in nature." (2013,Granby Zoo,1) Many people think that animals tend to their own and they are not important to us when animals help us in many ways. Animals create equilibrium in the world, the food chain would have tumbled to the ground if not for animals."Strange as it may seem, the killer whale affects the diet of the Bald Eagle in Alaska! Researchers have found that an increase in killer whales results in a decrease in Sea Otters one of their favorite prey items. Otters, for their part eat sea urchins.The few otters, the more sea urchins their are Sea Urchins are the large algae that serve as hiding places for fish and invertebrates along banks. Thus, the more sea urchins, the fewer algae and...the fewer hiding places! As a result, the fish move elsewhere. In Alaska, Bald Eagles are raptors who subsist mainly on the fish in the shallow water on the edges of the ocean. Without these fish, they have to find other food. (2013, Granby Zoo, 1) Endangered species are escalating quickly and are very important to humans many more ways than most people think. Humans are the biggest threat to species these days because they don't care enough to take care of the world and the things around them.

How Do We Fix It?

It is important to help our endangered species as much as possible. One way to help is to ensure that national parks and wildlife reserves are taken care of properly. Other endangered species that live out in the wild are just as important as the ones in the national parks and wildlife reserves. We must take precautions to save the endangered species and try to prevent wild fires and pollution. These habitats are just as important to these animals as our houses are to us. We can also recycle, reduce, and reuse. We can recycle just about anything and reduce it into other things and reuse these objects. for some we may not have to reduce we could simply reuse and help the environment tremendously. In order to take care of our environment we could make sure our trash reaches the trash can. Walk the extra feet to throw your trash away and even be generous and pick up others trash on your way to the trash can. You can learn much more about saving our environment by clicking on this link.


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