Species extinction is one of the main problems the earth is facing with races of animals dying out due to pouching. This is important to us to know about because animals are creatures on this earth as well as us so we don’t have any right to be hunted.

An endangered species is one whose numbers are so small that it is at risk of extinction. Conservationists do difficult and occasionally dangerous work to preserve natural habitats, which are critical to protecting wildlife. Send thank-you cards to those who protect endangered species.  In January 2013, the Fish and Wildlife Services reported 2,054 species worldwide that are endangered or threatened. 1,436 exist in the US alone. A species is declared extinct after many years of not being spotted. Because it takes so long to define an entire species as extinct, it is probable that there are many species already gone that we are unaware of. A species is defined as endangered or threatened when it is suffers from these factors: damage to its habitat for recreational, or entertainment purposes; disease or predation of the species; and hazards to the continued life of the species. The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA) protects registered endangered species by removing them from the “take” list, which makes it unlawful for a person to shoot, harm, capture, trap, or attempt any such actions to the species. Ultimately, the ESA strives to recover species from the endangered list by restoring their ecological health until they no longer need protection. Factors that threaten the earth’s creatures include deforestation, water scarcity, erosion, pollution, climate change, pirate fishing, overfishing, oil and gas development, infrastructure, and illegal wildlife trade. The World Wildlife Organization focuses on saving certain species that help sustain other species. They protect wildlife such as pandas, whales, rhinos, marine turtles, primates, polar bears, and big cats. Freshwater ecosystems are home to more than 100,000 known species of plants and animals, and are now one of the most endangered habitats in the world as a result of human development, pollution, and climate change.

Some people would argue for the rights for animals to keep the species alive. You can't just chuck these animals away and expect them to survive by their selves. If animals were in the wild they would have to take risks to have food and a tiger might attack but in zoos nothing like that would happen. Animals have their own special needs in every kind most people think they live cages but that is not true.

Others wouldn’t care about the animal’s health and just kill them for the food and life of their family. Many people insist that eating animals is natural and therefore morally neutral because other animals eat animals. But it’s important to realize that, with a few exceptions, when humans kill other animals for food, we’re not doing what animals do in nature.

Animals just like humans have a nervous system which allows them to feel pain. How would you think it would feel if someone was dragging you by a hook that has been punctured right through your cheek or some other part of your body?

In this presentation I have shown that by the hunting and pouching of a species is killing them off and leading to extinction. The way we can help to prevent this is to donate money to the WWF witch they can put towards helping to save species going extinct.

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