Essay On Endangered Animals

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Have you ever wondered how many plant and animal species are threatened by extinction? In an article of an issue of the Discovery Education magazine it stated “To date 16,928 plant and animal species are believed to be threatened with extinction.” (Extinction Facts) That is an enormous number and with the constant growing and changing world that number will only increase. Based on all the environmental factors placed on animals, the extinction of untamed animals is inevitable but, steps should be taken to preserve the remains of untamed animals so that scientific research can be conducted. Environmental factors such as deforestation, global warming, and evolution are placed upon animals and are major causes of untamed animals becoming endangered or extinct. Deforestation, a problem that has been around for years, is the “process of natural forests being cleared through logging and/or burning, for use in either timber or to replace the area for alternative use.” (Deforestation) This simplifies the area in which animals can roam…show more content…
Global warming is defined as “a gradual increase in the average temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere and its oceans.” (Global Warming: News, Facts, Causes and Effects) The everyday activities of humans such as: driving or the factories that produce smog cause global warming to increase. Think about all the humans that drive on a daily basis, the exhaust from the exhaust pipe is very harmful to the atmosphere and ozone layer. This presents a problem for the animals because, not only is it hotter for them but there is potentially less water for them to consume. The lack of water is from the gradual heat increase that causes the ground to become drier and consume the water. Without the presence of a natural water source for the animals to drink, they will become more adept to overheating and may even die from exhaustion or because they are too tired to off potential
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