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    According to IUCN an Endangered species is a opulation of organism hich is at risk of becoming extinct because of its less number. Threatened species is a term refered to species likely to become endangered within near future. IUCN published approx.. 41,500 endangered species worldwide as the Red List of Threatened Species. The IUCN Categories and Criteria were developed in 1994, aimed to improve objectivity and transparency in assessing the conservation status of species and to improve consistency and understanding among users. These criteria and categories are helpful to assess extinction risk for the larger region that require new evaluations using the collective data from across the entire region. Data collected from individual smaller regions for the assessment of the larger region are often important for conservation…

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    Introduction The family of Callitrichidae houses the Saguinus imperator, or the Emperor Tamarin. This species can be further classified into two sub-species: Sanguinus imperator subgrisescens and Sagninus imperator imperator. They are included in the group of New World Monkeys. Emperor tamarins are known for their long white mustaches; in fact, they were named after the Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany because he shared this distinct facial accessory (“Emeror tamarin fact file”). The Emperor…

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    The spotted handfish originate from the lower Derwent River in Tasmania, the spotted handfish were found most until the 1980s. The small percent of spotted handfish still on earth are normally found in Tasmania. Tasmania is found in Australia. The spotted handfish has a very small and restricted diet of eating crustaceans, polychaete worms and small shells. a polychaete worm is a small worm like creature found floating in all kinds of waters. Their numbers have been in decline due to many…

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    many uses for all the parts of the pangolin which only makes it a bigger target for others. Its scales are used for decorations and clothing as well as medicines that have been used primarily in China. The animal’s meat can be used for food like most animals. Since the animals is endangered the price for eating them is high and in turn demand is high for people who have the money and want to eat something endangered. The pangolin has become one of the most hunted animals on the planet and is…

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    He believes the Endangered Species Act is beneficial because it has done a great job protecting the Hyacinth Macaw in Central and South America. For instance, “the overall rate of deforestation has decreased from the 2012 projections, and as such, the Hyacinth’s risk of extinction is not as imminent as predicted” (Shire, 2016). This source is significant because it focuses on a specific species, the Hyacinth Macaw, that was recently listed on the Endangered Species list as a threatened species.…

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    According to scientists, around 150-200 species of plant and animal go extinct every 24 hours. This statistic doesn’t seem so shocking until the realization comes that this is almost 1,000 times the natural rate for extinction. Humans contribute a great amount to this pandemic. A prime example is that of the dodo bird, which was famously hunted into extinction. Around 20,000 species are currently listed as threatened by extinction by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).…

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    Many species in the world are endangered and eventually becoming extinct. The main problem that generates extinction is human activity; people cause extinction every day and unknowingly to them, it is killing innocent animals. Due to pollution, natural forces, human interaction, and loss of habitats, animal extinction is a major crisis in the world; people are the only ones that can save the animal population before it is too late. Pollution is among the most insidious threats to animal…

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    What is the Endangered Species Act? Why was the Endangered Species Act created? Why do we care for endangered species? The Endangered Species Act was made so that our native plants, animals, and fish would not go into extinction. This Act requires that Federal and State agencies provide suitable conditions for endangered and threatened species, not to jeopardize from federal activities but to protect and save our native species from extinction. Throughout history there have been many events to…

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    Animals Facing Extinction

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    be released into the wild to rebuild where populations may have slowly diminished (learner.org, 1997). In order for natural selection to take place, the individuals of the species must be genetically distinctive as environments can be extremely inconsistent therefore natural selection is important for the long term survival of a species (Leus, 2011). This is one major reason as to why captive breeding programmes must be carried out in a way that ensures gene diversity in the captive breeding…

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    several protests. For example, the Pentagon protested the listing of the sperm whale as endangered because they use the oil that is produced from the whale for their submarines. This was enraging for the many people who did support the act; however, the pentagon did not get their sperm whale back. Moving forward, eventually the Endangered Species Act of 1966 was repealed by the Endangered Species Act of 1979 adding even more species to the protection list, but unfortunately this generated even…

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