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Did you Know? List of Interesting Facts about Endangered Species
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Interesting Facts about Endangered Species are as follows:

  • Fact 1 - Definition: An endangered species is one whose numbers are so small that is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range.

  • Fact 2 - Causes: The Causes of animals becoming endangered are due to habitat destruction such as the rainforest, introduction of exotic animals, disease, water pollution, global warming, and over-exploitation. As people are made aware of the problem initiatives such as Recycling increase in popularity
  • Fact 3 - Endangered Species Organizations are dedicated to saving and preserving the world's most endangered wildlife.
  • Fact 4 - There are over 1,000 animals that are endangered at varied levels, across the world.
  • Fact 5 - The conservation status of a species is an indicator of the likelihood of that endangered species not living.
  • Fact 6 - The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), founded in 1948, is the world's main authority on the conservation status of species.
  • Fact 7 - Regional Red Lists are produced by countries or organizations, which assess the risk of extinction to species. These Red Lists are based on specific criteria and levels by organisations such as the IUCN
  • Fact 8 - Animals are classified by the IUCN into categories under a Conservation status of At Lower Risk, Threatened and Extinct
    • Least Concern - LC (Status: At Lower Risk) - No immediate threat to the survival of the species. The species has been evaluated and do not qualify as Endangered, Threatened or Near Threatened species
    • Near Threatened - NT (Status: At Lower Risk) - May be considered threatened in the near future.
    • Vulnerable - VU (Status: Threatened) - At risk because of their natural declining numbers are facing high-risk in their natural surroundings
    • Endangered Species - EN (Status: Threatened) -  In the immediate probability of becoming extinct and require protection to exist.
    • Critically Endangered - CR (Status: Threatened) - Face an extremely high risk of extinction in the immediate future.
    • Extinct in the Wild - EW (Status: Extinct) - Captive animals survive, but there is no free-living, natural population.
    • Extinct - EX (Status: Extinct) - These animals are no longer in existence.
    • *Conservation Dependent - CD (Status: At Lower Risk) - Animals are not severely threatened, but must depend on conservation programs. This is no longer a valid category under IUCN 3.1
  • Fact 9 - Extinct in the wild:
    • These endangered species include the Barbary Lion, Alagoas Curassow and Seychelles giant tortoise
  • Fact 10 - The extinct species:
    • These extinct species include the Dodo, Javan Tiger and the Dinosaurs
  • Fact 11 - Plastic waste in coastal areas kills up to 100,000 marine mammals, 1 million sea birds and countless fish annually
  • Fact 12 - Under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Penguins which are most at risk are the Galapagos penguin
  • Fact 13 - Monkeys - species of both Old World and New World monkeys are endangered species
  • Fact 14: Bees: Some endangered species of bees include the stingless Melipona beecheii and Melipona Yucatanica of the Americas, four species of bumblebee are endangered in Ireland and eight species are either endangered or under threat in Britain
  • Fact 15 - Two of the 9 subspecies of Giraffes are currently endangered: the West African Giraffe or Nigerian Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis peralta), and the Rothschild's Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi)
  • Fact 16 - Panda Bears: Less than 2,500 Giant Pandas are alive due to habitat destruction of the bamboo forests. They are one of the world's most Endangered species. The Red Pandas have been classified as Vulnerable because its population is estimated at less than 10,000

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