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Are They Really Endangered?

Author: 
alyssa1

 

Are they really endangered? 

Stories

Saber, a male lion, was rescued by E.A.R.S. (Endangered Animal Rescue sanctuary) at a very early age.  Saber will be living at E.A.R.S. in a den which is set up like his natural habitat.  Saber is not the only rescued animal that is endangered

 

 Daunte a young white tiger was also rescued when he was cub.  There are a lot of other endangered species that are close to extinction. The red wolf became endangered because of hunting and loss of habitat. During the 1970s and the 1980s the red wolf became close to extinction. Then in the year 2003, the number of red wolves grew to 100 and 157 were kept in breeding captivities to increase the population of the red wolf.

There is another animal named the whooping crane which was also close to extinction. In the late 1800s and the early 1900s there were only 54 whooping cranes left because of hunting and habitat loss. In the 1960s the whooping crane population increased from 54 to 513.

There are al lot of other species that have been saved such as the short nose sturgeon, the sea beach amaranth, the fin whale, the sand plain gerardia, the blue whale and thousands more. Although these species were saved from extinction, there are still other species that are endangered and are close to extinction.

Teens

Teenagers today are focused on materialistic objects and tend to forget about what is occurring in the world around them.  As children grow up they tend to only focus on themselves and their problems.  There are also teens that have no idea that there are millions of species headed for extinction.

Test

Random teenagers were asked to name five endangered species.  Most of the teenagers failed to name three.  With some extra time, some answered four.  This census proves how much teenagers know about the animals and plants that might be wiped off the face of the earth. 

What we can do

President Nixon passed the ESA act which helped protect endangered species.  It forbids federal agencies from authorizing organizations that might jeopardize the safety of endangered species. 

As citizens of America people should take care of the environment.  Instead of concentrating on something unimportant that will only satisfy us for a day or week, citizens should help the endangered species by joining a support group.  Spreading the news to others and increasing the world's awareness are other ways to help endangered species.  People can donate money to charities or join organizations such as the E.A.R.S. to help make a difference.    

JT