Most Endangered Species: Five Species You Should Know
Endangerment is one of the biggest issues that need a larger solution. We should work hand and hand to create something that we could provide something that will solve and slightly lessen this kind of problem. Let’s save this our home, our planet, and our animals, especially the most endangered species. Here the five endangered species:
1. Bald Eagle
In the year 1960s, a bare 500 bald eagles are not seen flying on America’s 48 states because of the chemicals and dangerous pesticides, lose the bald eagle habitats, and even killed the young ones. During the late 1960s, there are only 400 breeding pairs of bald eagles were seen in the 48 states. By the protections provide by the Endangered Species Act, as of today, there are around 7,000 pairs of bald eagles that are rebounded. Using habitat protection, breeding programs, and a ban on using DDT or the chemical mixture that are using to kill insects has a great success in recovering the American symbol.
2. Florida Panther
The 1989 census shows that the population of the Florida panther decreases to 30-50 individuals. This reduces the cause of fragmentation, degradation, and habitat loss. As of now, there are still 100 individual species, without the protection of the Endangered Species Act, the panther will be endangered. They provide captive breeding, wildlife underpass construction, habitat protection, and reminding the Texas cougars to stop inbreeding.
3. Grey Wolf
The grey wolves were once spanning over entire North America in the mid-20th century because of trapping by ranchers and poisoning, government agents and farmers there are a few hundreds of species in the whole 40 states. There are now 2,500 wolves that are residing in Minnesota, 500 wolves in western states, and 500 individuals in Michigan and Wisconsin.
4. Grizzly Bear
The grizzly bear populations have declined to 2% of their range. Loss of habitat, excessive hunting, and using the fragmentation of habitat are the common cause. In 1975, there are only a few more than 250 bears that are inhabited in Yellowstone areas. By the joined forces of the private citizens, conservation agencies, and the federal and state agencies have expanded more than 600 bears in all. In addition, there are approximately an estimated 600 bears that are occupying all the lower 48 states.
5. Peregrine Falcon
In 1964, the peregrine falcon didn’t occupy even a single cliff in the Canadian Maritime Provinces and the eastern part of the US. In the year 1970, there are 10-20% of the peregrine falcon population. It remains because of DDT use, international shooting, nesting, and egg collection. Besides, the Endangered Species Act protects the falcon that includes preventing human disturbances to nesting, captive breeding and enhancements, and protection of the wintering habitat, and critical breeding. This is perfect that the populations are still thriving. As of now, 1,400 breeding pairs are escalating in North America.