Posts Tagged ‘Biodiversity’
This month we shall examine the issue of endangered species. According to http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=endangered%20species, an endangered species is defined as a species whose numbers are so small that the species is at risk of extinction.
One example of a endangered species is the African Elephant. The African elephant has been endangered due to a reduction of 50% in its population throughout the course of the past 60 years. While hunting of this endangered species, has been banned , they are still often poached in various nations due to its ivory.
One effective way to help endangered species is to become a member of an organization which is dedicated to protecting them. By doing this, you will be able to make use of various resources to raise awareness of the dangers facing endangered species . Furthermore, by uniting with others you will be able to work together to determine a variety of effective methods for providing assistance to the endangered species.One example of how such organizations help provide assistance to them is how they push the Federal government to pass laws which help preserve endangered species and their sensitive habitats.
A prominent organization for protecting endangered species is the Worldwildlife Organization which operates in over 100 countries ,with the support of over 5 million members. The organization utilizes our knowledge modern science to its fullest potential in order to help protect endangered species and help maintain the diversity of wildlife present in Earth.
Globally, there are over 1000 endangered species.
Visit the following Websites to learn more about endangered species and find out how you can partake in various preservation efforts.