Humans must take better action to preserve our wildlife as it is our responsibility to protect our endangered species. Nearly 100 species go extinct every day as a majority of these specifies are victims of deforestation. In 2015 alone, almost 40 million acres of forest was destroyed and unprotected. That’s roughly the size of Alaska.
Here are the Top Five Most Endangered Species that need our help.
With less than sixty Amur Leopards existing in the northern region of Russia, this rare cat lives in cold temperatures and is the only found leopard to enjoy cold weather areas. The cause of their endangered status is due to poaching, development, and deforestation. These are said to be the primary cause of near extinction as well as inbreeding.
Ivory Billed Woodpecker
The ivory-billed woodpecker is in deep disappear as the population as drastically decreased due to hunters and deforestation. The numbers of woodpeckers have become too little to increase the population. However, there may still be some hope left as there have been reported the sighting of these woodpeckers living in Cuba, Florida, and Arkansas.
The Javan Rhinoceros was once the prominent species in Southeast Asia as its range extended from Vietnam to India and some parts of China. However, the population dropped due to the results of the Vietnam War. After the countless battles, poaching also began.
Northern Pacific Right Whale
The Northern Pacific Right Whale has been endangered for the past century due to the low count of 50 members of the species left. The Asian Pacific whaling started to increase during the mid—20th century and grew by thousands since then.
As humans, it is our job to take care of our planet and the ones that inhibit it. By just the smallest efforts, such as recycling, reducing energy and having the courage to take the lead of call –to – action by raising awareness and educating our youth.