So what does an “Endangered Species” mean…. you may ask?
It is when any animal or plant species is threatened to the point of extinction.Â Once a species is “extinct”, it is gone FOREVER and no longer found anywhere on Earth.
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So Why Is It So Important To SAVE Endangered Species?
There has been a dramatic increase in the number of endangered or extinct species since humans have been the Earth’s dominant species.Â Human activities such as overhunting and destruction of habitats are responsible for most of endangered or extinct animals.Â It is now believed that extinction by humans are taking place at 100 to 1,000 times nature’s normal rate.Â It has been so hard to measure since only about 1.4 million species (out of an estimated 10 million to 100 million) have been described to date.
It is more crucial than ever for humans to preserve endangered species and their natural habitats.Â All species are living organisms on Earth and have a know value to humans.Â Humans benefit from the roles many species play in the environment including cleansing the air and water, controlling erosion, providing atmospheric oxygen, and maintaining the food chain.Â Some other benefits of these many species haven’t even been discovered yet (such as medicinal plants) and presently have an unknown value to humans.