There are many ways YOU can help endangered animal species from extinction.
Doing small things like the following will have a great positive impact on endangered animal species, not just here at home but all around the world.
* Tell us if you witness animal cruelty: Even though they are subject to protection trough international and national laws, we need to do something to stop this from happening.If we go on using nature as thoughtlessly as we have been doing, there will soon be nothing left. So nature has to be looked after carefully.
* Share information with your family and friends.
* Join an organization that preserves endangered animals species. Join our team by clicking the link below.
* Stay informed by reading books, website, blogs. Within each ecosystem, there are habitats that supply needs and where a population lives .If the population's needs are not met, it will move to a better habitat for a while or become endangered. Since two different populations can not occupy the same niche at the same time, the processes of competition, predation, cooperation, and symbiosis rise. Our efforts for conservation cannot fail. Every species is a vital piece in the complex puzzle of the food/life web of our planet. Interlinkages are what keep the puzzle together for the planet to function. The impact of many species declining in number and sharing similar feeding habits will result in an over abundance of food that they prey upon .For instance, polar bear, orcas and sharks all feed on seals. An overall decline in number of each of these species will result in an overrun of seals and a shortage of fish for humans. Food crops that feed the world rely on pollination by insects or other animals to produce healthy fruits and seeds like potato crops. Animal Extinction affects humans on a daily basis.
Whales are usually killed at sea often using explosive harpoons, which puncture the skin of a whale and then explode inside its body. A whale can take several minutes or even hours to die.
Africa has created orphanage zoos to protect orphan animals from dying in the wild.
Tigers are endangered also. Some national parks take care of animals, but there are people who kill tigers just because they want them for dinner.
* Visit Zoos, sanctuaries, aquiarums, parks. Send us pictures of endangered animals that are being mistreated. Lion population has fallen by almost 90% in the past 20 years. There are about 23,000 compared to over 200,000 Lions 20 years ago. On average, elephants give birth 4 years to one calf after 22 months of pregnancy. They are hunted intensively by poachers for their ivory tusks and meat, and even in National Parks they are no longer safe. The meat has become more lucrative than ivory. Elephant meat can be sold by the hunter for about $200/kilogram, the tusks alone US$50. From 1980 to 1990, the Forest Elephant population has diminished from 380,000 to 180,000.
In a single town in Congo, 800 dead gorillas are sold annually. In other countries gorilla meat is sold in such vast amounts that it even became cheaper than meat of domestic animals.
Bears live in extraction cages for ease of "milking." Bears may live as long as twenty-five years in these cages with the confinement causing mental stress as well as severe muscle atrophy. Bears in bile farms suffer from a variety of physical problems which include loss of hair, malnutrition, stunted growth, muscle mass loss and often have teeth and claws extracted.When the bears stop producing bile after a few years, they are usually killed for their meat, fur, paws and gall bladders.
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