Presentation on theme: "Causes Of Endangerment Our planet is continually changing, causing habitats to be altered and modified. Natural changes tend to occur at a gradual pace,"— Presentation transcript:
Causes Of Endangerment Our planet is continually changing, causing habitats to be altered and modified. Natural changes tend to occur at a gradual pace, usually causing only a slight impact on individual species. However, when changes occur at a fast pace, there is little or no time for individual species to react and adjust to new circumstances. This can create disastrous results, and for this reason, rapid habitat loss is the primary cause of species endangerment.
Why Save Endangered species Medical Plants and animals are responsible for a variety of useful medications. In fact, about forty percent of all prescriptions written today are composed from the natural compounds of different species. These species not only save lives, but they contribute to a prospering pharmaceutical industry worth over $40 billion annually. Unfortunately, only 5% of known plant species have been screened for their medicinal values, although we continue to lose up to 100 species daily.
Why Are These Animals Murdered! Some animals have valuable fur, teeth or tusks. Other animals or simply hunted for sport even though this is illegal. But there are still animals that are simply killed for food. This is the genuine way to take an animals life.
List Of Some Species close to extinction! Elephants Tigers and Giant Panda> Brown bear These are just some of the earths endangered wildlife.
The Asian Elephant> There are from 34,000 to 54,000 Asian elephants left in the wild today. Because people are taking away their land and also taking away their resources causing them to die of starvation. Another reason is because humans are killing them for the ivory which is found in their trunks even though this practice is illegal. Asian elephants are found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Indonesia, Kampuchea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam
Tigers Tigers feed mostly on deer, wild boar, wild cattle and even young rhinos and elephants. They are excellent hunters and prefer to ambush their prey. The tiger is the most powerful living cat species on the earth and the largest and heaviest living of the cats in the world. The tiger is the most powerful living cat species on the earth and the largest and heaviest living of the cats in the world. The main cause of decline is poaching and loss of habitat due to human population expansion and activities such as logging.
Giant Panda The giant panda is an extremely rare animal found mainly in the Western Szechwan province of southwest China Giant pandas eat mostly bamboo leaves and shoots. But they can also eat fruit and berries, fungi, grass, and even small mammals, birds and fish. Pandas live alone most of their lives, only coming together when it is time to mate The giant panda is only found in central and western China, and only 1000 to 2000 remain in the wild. Causes of their decline include destruction of habitat and poaching. And the panda is heavily dependent upon its main food source, bamboo
How can we help this endangered species We can work together to help stop people from hunting them and try to set up even more protection schemes to try to keep these species from dieing out. Just remember once these animals are gone they can never come back!