The Extinction Of Endangered Species Essay

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Biologist consider a species endangered if they would die off in 20 years or if the rate of decline is greater than the rate of increasing. A species is extinct after not being spotted for many years. The extinction of endangered species threatens other living life including humans. Animals help balance out ecosystems therefore the extinction of a species causes some ecosystems to collapse. The amount of endangered species increases every year mainly due to human activities, humans hunting the animals to sell and destroying their habitats. Although people have increased their efforts to protect endangered species, many humans activities still decrease the lives of endangered species. The human activities that endanger species are destroying habitats, wildlife trade, and over hunting. People also have cleared forests, drained swamps, and dammed rivers to clear the way for agriculture and industry (Wildlife conservation 1). These activities are the primary reason for a species dying off.
The greatest threat to a species is a loss of habitat. Every animal is adapted to a certain ecosystem to survive. When an animal 's habitat is destroyed the animal 's population will begin to decrease as a result the animal becomes endangered. Loggers destroy forest and natural grasslands. People have drained swamps and marshes and converted them into farmland. Coral reefs are polluted and overfished by people (Fredrickson 1). The tropical rainforest habitat contains most of the animal and…

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