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How to Save the Endangered Animals

As we happen to be the best creature of the world, its our duty to look after (at least not destroy) other species. I am writing down some points which might help to preserve the wildlife and help the endangered species. 1. Organizations like Greenpeace and World Wildlife Fund have dedicated themselves to preserve the earth and its ecology. Many volunteers join organizations like these and work for the environment. You can find some international/local organizations like these and join them. 2. Boycott fur coats and medicines made from rare animals. Boycott ornaments made from ivory and staff like this. Baby seals are murdered for their skin, as it is used to make expensive coats- dont bye them. 3. Raise your voice against this injustice. Peaceful protest, human chain, petition and rally are some ways to do it. You can also write a heart felt and logical letter to the government stating your ideas about this issue and how it can be solved. Like I wrote a post about African Lion Burgers which are being sold in Arizona. 4. Try to raise awareness amongst your local people. Apart from face to face interaction, the best way to do so is blogging. Blog about endangered animals and what we can do to help them. If you have posts like this, then please write about it in the comment section. 5. Recycle and reuse. It will reduce the need to have more raw materials to produce something. As a result a lot of trees will be spared and wild animals habitat will be undisturbed. 6. Governments should come forward to create more safe zones and national parks for wild animals where they will be able to move freely without worrying about hunters and poachers. Governments should apply strict laws to stop poaching. 7. You can make a little room for your wild neighbors. Like, you can build a bird house and feed local birds. 8. Like I always say, PLANT A TREE. 9. Stop hunting for pleasure.

10. Donate money or trees to different non-profit organizations which work to protect the wildlife. You can donate money to Greenpeace, World Wildlife Fund etc. You can gift trees from Arbor Day Foundation.

Animal Extinction and Endangerment Main Causes

The last two centuries witnessed accelerated rates of animal extinction and endangerment which took place alongside industrial progress and rapid growth in human populations. While natural extinction of species takes place continuously in the background of history, it has also been estimated that the current extinction rates are around 1,000 times higher than the background extinction rates. (2) The main fundamental cause of animal extinction in most recent times has been, without any reasonable doubt, human demand, either for animal resources directly, or for the natural resources constituting the animals habitats. In addition to that, there are other indirect causes which are nonetheless initiated by human activities. We explore these areas in depth below. Habitat loss, as a result of human demand, is widely considered to be the most important cause of animal extinction. Rainforests are the main habitats for tropical animals. There are huge demands laid constantly on forests by various parties. Tropical rainforests are cleared for wood / timber resources, development of petroleum resources (see the oil contamination case of Ecuador rainforest), mineral resources, for cash-crop plantations and subsistence farming.

Richard P. Reading summarizes the effects of habitat loss and its contribution to animal extinction very well below:
Habitat changes reduce biotic integrity (i.e., ecosystem health), deplete native species, and greatly simplify the system and its habitats (e.g., crop agriculture). The process of habitat destruction is incremental. Each piece of habitat may not seem important individually, but there are cumulative effects. The process is more insidious than direct overexploitation. No one holds a smoking gun. The native species simply vanish. The effects of these changes can be predicted mathematically. Roughly, when 90% of the habitat is eliminated, 50% of the species will be lost. Selection of the lost species, however, is not random. The larger, wide-ranging species, such as large carnivores, suffer first. Because those groups often contribute to healthy ecosystem processes, a wave of secondary losses may follow their decline Animals that conflict with humans are also the victims of concerted eradication efforts. Species with a narrow geographic range, or species that were never common, are vulnerable as well. Species that are not effective dispersers are limited when their habitat is disrupted. Species with narrow niche requirements may see that niche disappear quickly. And species that live in colonies, or social groups, are often affected when numbers decline.

When habitat is fragmented, some species die as a direct result of lost resources. Other species survive in reduced numbers in the habitat fragments, but their vulnerability to extinction increases. Populations existing in fragments become susceptible to genetic disorders, demographic problems, environmental variability, and catastrophic events. Fragmented populations are especially vulnerable to deterministic events, such as susceptibility to poaching, as border areas become population sinks, where population death rates exceed birth rates.