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Endangered species

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Endangered
 Species
  Research by
 Cathy Edmonds

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Definition


An endangered species is “a species whose
numbers are so small that the species is at risk of
extinction.” Th...

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There are many, many plants and animals that
are currently on the endangered species list.
Some of the animals...

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  1. 1. Endangered Species Research by Cathy Edmonds
  2. 2. Definition An endangered species is “a species whose numbers are so small that the species is at risk of extinction.” This means that they if they don't continue to have babies, these animals will not longer exist on the planet ("Endangered Species").
  3. 3. Examples There are many, many plants and animals that are currently on the endangered species list. Some of the animals are giant pandas, polar bears, and African elephants (“Protecting”).
  4. 4. Causes There are many reasons why some species become endangered. One cause is water pollution; when the animal's water gets polluted, that animal cannot continue to live without fresh, clean water (“What Causes”). Another cause is that the animal's habitat gets destroyed. The “habitat is the ecosystem a species needs to live in - a swamp, rainforest, woodland, limestone bog, desert” (library thinkquest). Sometimes building new places to live can ruin an animal's habitat, and then it has nowhere else to go (“What Causes”)
  5. 5. Causes Diseases also affect animals and can cause them to become endangered. These diseases can come from the animal's natural habitat, or they can come from man. They might be chemicals that people use which makes the animals very sick (“What Causes”). A final reason why animals might become extinct is because they are being killed illegally. Sometimes it is against the law to hunt certain animals, but people do it anyway, and that causes them to become endangered (“What Causes”).
  6. 6. Help To help animals that are on the endangered species list, people can stop using chemicals that pollute water. They can also make sure they recycle so that plastic and garbage don't get into the animals' habitats. One more thing a person can do is to join an organization that helps fight against people who hunt endangered animals illegally (“Protecting”)
  7. 7. Works Cited "Endangered Species." The American Heritage Science Dictionary. Houghton Mifflin, 2005. Web. 25 Mar 2012. <http://www.thefreedictionary.com/endangered species>. "Protecting Wildlife." WWF. World Wildlife Fund, 2012. Web. 25 Mar 2012. < http://www.worldwildlife.org/species/>. "What Causes an Animal to Become Threatened or Endangered?" Oracle Think Quest. Oracle Education Foundation, June 2010. Web. 25 Mar 2012. <http://library.thinkquest.org/5736/causes.htm>.

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