26 Animals Brought Back from the Brink of Extinction #infographic

26 Animals Brought Back from the Brink of Extinction #infographic

Earth is believed to be in the middle of the sixth mass extinction, but this time it's different. Unlike previous mass extinctions caused by natural disasters such as volcanic eruptions, natural climatic changes and meteor strikes, this one is almost entirely caused by humans. Ninety-nine per cent of already endangered species are at risk because of human activity. While extinction is a natural occurrence, it typically occurs at about one to five species a year. Scientists say the world now loses up to 1,000 times the normal pace, with hundreds of organisms becoming extinct each day.

More than 1,600 species have been protected since the Legislation was established in 1973. This was remarkably successful, helping to prevent extinction 99 per cent of species covered by the legislation. This is achieved by extensive programs including habitat conservation and restoration, prohibition of activities such as hunting and sale, breeding and treatment at specialist facilities, and community education. As of Aug. 12, 2019, however, the ESA has been threatened with some drastic changes that will endanger many species, such as giraffes, monarch butterflies and polar bears.


26 Animals Brought Back from the Brink of Extinction #infographic

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