Every year our planet undergoes certain changes – the climate, the relief and as a consequence, the life of its inhabitants. The year 2017 risks to become more difficult for several species of animals in the matters of survival.
The World Wildlife Fund has already warned that ongoing climate change could lead to the disappearance of new species of living beings around the world. Last October the organization presented a report according to which the number of fish, mammals, birds and reptiles had decreased by 58% in just 46 years (from 1970 to 2016).
Thus, the number of representatives of fauna annually decreases by 2%. For more than 50 years, the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) has listed in its register the species that are threatened with extinction. At the moment, 5 thousand are in the status of “critical danger”.
7 species of bees were included into the list of species under threat of extinction. Besides, more than a quarter of the total population of bees in the US are in this status. The decreasing number of these insects can lead to interruptions in nutrition around the world, since they are responsible for pollination of 1/3 of the consumed plants.
At the end of 2016, the world was shocked by the news: according to a study published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, only 7.1 thousand cheetahs remained in the wild.
The population of such mammals as giraffes has decreased by 30% over the past 30 years. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature confirms this data. There are 4 times less giraffes left on the planet than the elephants, to which more attention is paid.
In December of the last year, the IUCN reported that 11% of such species of birds as the African gray parrots are already under the threat of disappearance. In the report, the parrot was described as a very smart bird, capable of imitating human speech. Due to the catching and the climate changes, their original population is already declined by 99%.
The Californian porpoise is a rare species of marine pig that is in the critical danger. According to the Greenpeace, this mammal can live only in the waters of the Gulf of California.
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