Endangered Species

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Endangered Species

Animals that are at the stage of getting extinct are called as endangered animals. Generally these animals have their death rate higher then their birth rate. This is the main reason for decrease in their number.

When an animal is declared as endangered or becoming distinct it does not mean that they are sentenced to death. Animals like American alligator and bald eagle were once at the dead line of extinction but now they are slowing recovering. Some species however will not be able to recover. Paleontologists say that there might be more than 90% of animals and bird species in the world that have gone extinct and could never exist again.

The main reason to preserve all the animals and plant species in the world is, all these species have some medical, agricultural, ecological, commercial, and recreational value in them. In order to help our future generation to experience the presence and value of the endangered animals they must be preserved well and saved.

Causes for endangerment:

When discussing about the cause of endangerment it is quite in a dilemma stage since endangerment is a board issue. Though the government is each and every nation is taking step to prevent the endangered animals still is an unsolved problem to the mankind to protect the animals that are the edge of extinct.

Each one says a different reason for endangerment. All these reasons are under analysis and are being grouped together. Below are some of the main reasons that contribute to endangerment.

  • Habitat Destruction
  • Introduction of Exotic Species
  • Over exploitation
  • More Factors
  • Disease
  • Pollution

Endangerment protection law

Different laws have been laid in different nations to protect the import, export, and sale of wild animals. Laws regarding protecting the animals illegal treatment, killing, hunting etc are also made active.

Below are some of the laws that are active to protect the endangerment animals:

  • Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act
  • Migratory Bird Treaty Act
  • Lacey Act
  • Marine Mammal Protection Act
  • Airborne Hunting Act
  • National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966
  • Endangered Species Act
  • Antarctic Conservation Act
  • African Elephant Conservation Act
  • Wild Bird Conservation Act of 1992

Find out the endangered animals that are in the danger of extinct. We have listed the endangered species in groups.

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