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The loss of thousands of species habitat is the most dramatic effect of deforestation. With the overthrow of the trees eagle Philippine loses places to build nests and the golden lion tamarin is restricted to islands of forest between the fields that have been opened.
Most of this deforestation in Brazil is caused by fires, which release carbon dioxide (CO2) and contribute to the greenhouse effect. This effect is clearer at the poles, where the polar-bear has less time to hunt seals on the sea ice and finished having to swim long distances in search of food. But global warming is also felt in the tropics by sapo-gold, which is sensitive to temperature rise.
The world population is growing, we are now more than 7 billion, and the cities follow smaller and smaller space of animals. The proximity to humans poses problems for large predators like the leopard-of-Amur. The Siberian tiger is suffering from the demand for parts of the feline used in Chinese medicine.
The pet trade is also of considerable casualties. According to the National Network for Combating Wild Animal Trafficking (RENCTAS), every ten animals taken from nature only one survives. There are more blue macaw in captivity than in the wild and the Spix’s Macaw is possibly already extinct in its natural habitat.
Animal symbol browser for Internet Firefox, the red panda (Ailurus fulgens) inhabit bamboo forests, their main food. Deforestation, the proximity with the human beings and illegal hunting are old threats. But the growth of tourism in some regions is further increasing the pressure on the species. The growing number of people causes an increased demand for firewood to heat the hotel and prepare meals, increasing deforestation and reducing the panda-vermelho.Status habitat in the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature, its acronym in English) : vulnerable species
The most extreme case is that of Lonesome George, the rarest animal in the world. The giant tortoise was the last survivor of the Pinta Island (Galapagos). George’s death on June 24, 2012 marked the extição species.
Reserves and conservation projects fighting for the preservation of endangered animals, but the investment in renewable resources such as solar energy for example, would help save these species have a right to life as much as us.
The red list of endangered species is developed by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature, its acronym in English). Through scientific research to determine the risk of extinction of taxa in general, the list has become a world reference for the consultation of the status of a species.
The categories critically endangered, endangered and vulnerable take into account the decline in population in the last 10 years, decreased occurrence area, decreased footprint, estimated population of adults and probability of extinction in natureza.Confira categories and criteria red list of endangered species of the IUCN.
Amphibians play a vital role in the ecosystem. Sensitive to climate change are indicators of environmental health and act as “walking pharmacy”, used in new drug research. The sapo golden (golden poison frog) is one of the most poisonous animals on Earth, only one individual has enough venom to kill 10 adult men. Indian tribes put the poison of this animal on their arrows to hunt large animals. Scientists isolated a component of the poison that has the potential to become a powerful analgésico.Status the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature, the acronym in English): endangered species
The Atlantic Forest is the most threatened biome in Brazil. Deforestation decimated the forest, which now holds a little over 7% of its original cover. Still has a high biodiversity. More than a thousand species of birds, many of which are endemic, that is, there are only there. Would love-range-of-southeast is only found in the Atlantic Forest (Onychorhynchus swainsoni) and suffers from fragmentation of floresta.Status the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature, the acronym in English): vulnerable species.
The lemur-black-and-white (variegata Varecia) paid a high price for their habits. diurnal animals and large, are the animals most hunted in Madagascar. Compounding the situation are very selective about the fruits that use in food and therefore are vulnerable to any change in its habitat.Status the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature, the acronym in English): species critically threatened.
The tigers were found in much of Asia. They inhabited as diverse places (tropical forests, swamps and savannas) that ended up evolving into regional populations with different patterns and sizes, as to be classified into different subspecies, including the Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica). Today, most are extinct. Habitat loss, hunting their prey and the Chinese black market – selling parts feline body to medicines – are decimating one of the most formidable predators on the planet. It is estimated that there are only 2,500 tigers in natureza Status the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature, the acronym in English): endangered species.
From dense forests to the driest deserts, from high mountains to the sandy beaches. The African elephant (Loxodonta africana) is found in 37 different countries in Africa. But this does not mean that it is in good condition. The loss and fragmentation of habitat and hunters, seeking to sell ivory on the black market are constant threats to the largest land animal on the planet. However, the reserves and national parks provide safe havens for these animals, and the population follows aumentando.Status the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature, the acronym in English): vulnerable species.
Decades of civil war, habitat destruction, logging, poaching, cattle … reasons abound for reducing degorilas-the-mountain population (Gorilla beringei) to approximately 680 individuals. Today, most of these animals is in protected areas, where international NGOs support rehabilitation programs and conservação.Status the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature, the acronym in English): endangered species.
The giant tortoises in the Galapagos prospered, but hunting for their meat and the introduction of domestic animals ended up decimating its population. This is the story of Lonesome George (Chelonoidis (nigra) abingdonii), the last survivor of the Pinta Island, considered the rarest animal in the world. He is a symbol of the struggle for conservation and died on June 24, 2012, in Creation Center and Turtle Play Puerto Ayora Giants. The Galapagos National Park and the Charles Darwin Research Center continue to struggle for the legacy of George may encourage the conservation of other species of Galápagos.Status of giant tortoises in the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature, its acronym in English): extinct species.
Confined to small bamboo forests in south-central China, the bear-panda (giant panda) is in serious danger of extinction. The bamboo flowers in an interval which can vary between 15 to 120 years. When this event occurs, all plants in the same forest produce seeds and die. Pandas should seek new bamboo fragments. With habitat fragmentation, it becomes increasingly difficult for the species to find a place to feed. The best estimates indicate a population between 1 000 and 2 000 individuals. It is one of the most endangered mammals in the world and became a symbol of the struggle for conservation of espécies.Status the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature, the acronym in English): endangered species.
Less than 40. This is the estimated number of the population of the amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis), the rarest cat in the world. Deforestation, proximity to civilization, hunting and global warming put the future of this great predator in perigo.Status the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature, the acronym in English): critically endangered species.
The egg collection is the main threat to turtle Leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea). In some places in Malaysia about 95% of the eggs are collected by hunters. Although conservation projects protect eggs and mothers of poachers, bycatch and the legal trade in their meat and oil in some countries maintain the species at risk of extinction in .status IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature, its acronym in English): vulnerable species.
The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is the fastest land mammal on the planet and has a high success rate in capturing prey. This fact is not viewed favorably by farmers, which often kill animals to protect their flocks. Competition with other species are also threats to the feline. In some areas the mortality offspring reaches 95%, most caused by .status by lions in the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature, the acronym in English): vulnerable species.
In the past, the major threats to the golden lion tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) were deforestation, habitat fragmentation and wildlife trafficking. However, habitat restoration programs and captive breeding gave a new impetus to the species, which has adapted well in degraded forests and secondary forests. Today, the population of about a thousand individuals remains stable, but is fragmented in small Atlantic Forest spots, and there is little chance to grow .status the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature, the acronym in English): endangered species.
The largest macaws in the world is endangered. The hyacinth macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) suffers from deforestation, lack of cavities to play with the collection of eggs and chicks for trafficking and the hunt for the manufacture of artifacts to be sold to tourists. But thanks to the Arara Azul Project efforts, the population of the species follows aumentando.Status the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature, the acronym in English): vulnerable species.
The human being is not solely responsible for the decline in the population of a species. The marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus venustissimus), the only marine lizard in the world, is found only in the Galapagos Islands and suffers from climate fluctuations brought about by El Niño. Most of the population is in protected areas and their numbers remain estáveis.Status the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature, the acronym in English): vulnerable species.
Who watches the streak-manta (Manta birostris) swimming peacefully by the sea, beating their flippers as if they were gliding in the air, can not imagine that these animals are able to make spectacular jumps. The growth of sustainable tourism increases the economic value of the species in relation to predatória.Status fishing in the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature, the acronym in English): vulnerable species.
The last Spix’s Macaw (Cyanopsitta spixii) sighted in nature was in 2000. The trafficking of animals and habitat loss may have led this species to extinction. It is currently found in zoos and private collections around the world, but there is a small possibility that there are people in areas not yet studied in the Caatinga. Today, breeding programs in captivity and reintroduction of species to the natural habitat try to save the Spix’s Macaw from extinção.Status the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature, the acronym in English): Species Critically Endangered (possibly extinct in the wild) .
The bushmaster (Lachesis muta) is the largest venomous snake in the Americas, reaching 4.5 meters in length. The yellowish brown pattern cut by black diamonds is an excellent camouflage for this snake, which is on the forest floor where there are dry leaves lit by small beams of golden light. It’s a snake greatly feared and deforestation, encounters with people are becoming more frequent, leading to the death of animal.Status the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature, the acronym in English): vulnerable species.
During the winter the polar bear (Ursus maritimus) hunting seals. Patiently, near the vents. When the seal emerges to catch breath ends up giving his last breath. Global climate change is affecting these predators alarmingly. The increase in temperature causes the accelerated melting of sea ice, causing the bears have less time to hunt. Today, the polar bear is threatened and became the great symbol in the fight against conservationists global.Status heating in the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature, the acronym in English): vulnerable species.
The pigeon-crowned (Goura victoria) was considered vulnerable until 2012 because it was targeted by hunters for their meat and, to a lesser extent, its feathers. Puppies were removed from the nest for breeding in captivity and to be sold on the black market. Today hunting is no longer a threat to the species was elevated to near threatened category. However, deforestation remains a perigo.Status the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature, the acronym in English): almost ameaçada.via