Natural And Unnatural Causes Of Wildlife Endangerment And Extinction

1180 Words Apr 26th, 2015 5 Pages
Natural and Unnatural Causes of Wildlife Endangerment and Extinction

Animal extinction is a huge epidemic that is happening faster than we ever expected. Endangered species are dying off left and right due to natural and unnatural causes. Things like poaching and global warming are constantly effecting our environment and changing the way species are living every day. All humans have a responsibility to take care of our environment, which, in turn, will help protect our species and others as well. The protection of Earth is vital to our survival as a whole and united population. If we don’t do all that we can to protect ourselves and other beings, we will all eventually become endangered and soon after be extinct. I want to know what causes animal extinction and how non-environmental as well as environmental factors are affecting animal’s lives. By doing research on what is being done wrong, I will be able to see how things can change to make an impact to better the Earth.
Different animals are constantly becoming endangered. Poaching is a key cause of the endangerment and possible extinction of animals. Mammals that are the most commonly poached are elephants, tigers, and rhinoceroses. These animals are widespread throughout Africa and are considered endangered species. Sea turtles and other marine animals are also common victims of poaching in countries throughout the world. All seven species of sea turtles are endangered due to the poaching of their meat and eggs and…

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