Persuasive Essay On Endangered Species

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The world was once populated with many animals, thriving and flourishing throughout the world. As time began to grow older, many of these animals began to decrease and/or disappear. Question is where have they disappeared to? Due to human activity, nature, and other natural causes, numerous animal species are becoming endangered and even in some cases, they have/ are becoming extinct. If the population of the world continues to flourish, desire for wages continue to increase, and ways of the people proceed on the present path, the endangered animals that exist today will completely disappear. In order to protect our species, we as people must change our negative habits, and began conserving the things within the natural environment,
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To describe the issues that are taking place, the terms endangered and threatened are commonly used. Though these terms are a great description of what is happening to our species, they are being heavenly misused. Many individuals misuse these two terms by intertwining the two meanings; but, these two terms are not the same. What does it mean to be endangered? Endanger means to be under threat or near extinction. When an animal is endangered it means that they are disappearing faster than they can repopulate or have a very small population not large enough to survive ("Endangered Animals of the World", n.d.). An endangered species is any type of plant or animal at risk of disappearing forever, becoming extinct. Unlike endangered, a threatened species is a native species that is at risk or has the potential of becoming a prospective endangered species. A threatened species may have a declining population or be exceptionally rare. Though both terms contrast, like endangered, threatened species may be due to the following threats: human activity, habitat destruction, climate change, or pressure from invasive species (Klappenbach, …show more content…
It also voiced American’s apprehension about the decreasing and disappearing of many wildlife species around globally. Another organization that has a similar purpose and leads conservation efforts worldwide is known as International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The IUCN summarized mission is to influence, and assist societies globally with conserving the natural environment and ensuring the usage of any natural resources is equitable and ecological sustainable. It is an organization that supports conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. The IUCN maintains a comprehensive list of species called the IUCN Red List which classifies animals into one of nine groups based on their protection status from good standing to extinction. The list that describes the existence of species is as follows: least concern, near threatened, vulnerable, endangered, critically endangered, extinct in the wild, and extinct ("BirdLife International Data Zone", n.d.) The Red list’s description words are self-explanatory; nonetheless, the meaning of “extinct in the wild” can be furthered explained. “Extinct in the wild” means that there are not any more animals of that kind roaming freely in any parts of the United Sates. This means that the only existence left of this animal species is withheld in a safe area that is extremely watched

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