Endangered Or Extinct

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Have you ever come across a strange animal and wondered if it was endangered or not. Well that's not unusual because there is 977 endangered species in the united states alone. There are many more endangered species in the world. One of these species is the Asian Elephant. The Asian elephant has decreased in population from poaching and habitat loss. There are only about 30,000 to 50,000 elephants all left in over 13 Asian countries. The largest population of these elephants living in one area are the Asian elephants living in a 1,676 square mile protected area in the center of Peninsular Malaysia. There are only a little over 600 elephants there which shows how few there are left in the world.

Species becoming endangered and going extinct has been a problem forever. In this site it gives you a list of the extinct species in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin. Just in the United States in these states since 1880 over 15 different animals are extinct. You may think, well only 15 animals are extinct that's not very many, your right. But when you look at all the endangered species in the world that could become extinct, over , that puts it in a different light
The Department of Wildlife and National Parks protects wildlife and manages federal protected areas throughout Peninsular Malaysia. The Wildlife Conservation Society works to protect Asian elephants throughout their Asian range. These are just some of the groups who are trying to save species from extinction. The U.S. government, as well as other governments, are trying to save and protect animals all around the world. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has a Asian Elephant Conservation Fund, and through it has invested over $9 million across Asia, which has leveraged an additional $13 million through conservation organizations such as WCS, corporate and other support.

(My sources are from reliable websites because those websites are updated on a regular basis, there are sources on those websites to explain there information, and my classmates accepted these sources)

Why do you think that so many animals have gone extinct and become endangered over the years? How many more animals would become extinct if there were no shelters and foundations like the World Wild Life foundation? How could we improve and expand the national parks and protected areas?

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Hey I'm luke. I like to play sports and listen to music, and take pictures. My favorite sport is soccer since i'm not very good at anything else, and my favorite genre of music is oldies.My favorite animal is a snow leopard. I would have to say that my favorite thing we learned this year was learning how the energy levels worked.
Here is a chart

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The producer take in energy from the sun. Let say that the producers take in 10,000 Jules of energy. When that energy is transferred to the primary consumer it loses 90% of that energy. That 90% is transferred into heat and lost. This proces repeats itself. So the primary consumer would only recieve 1,000 Jules of energy and the secondary consumer would only recieve 100 Jules of energy. Usually this process only goes up to tertiary consumer because a consumer cannot survive on only a Jule of energy. The rainforest is one of the biomes with the most energy because there are so many plants. In the rainforest the level of consumer can be as high as quaternary.

Here is a picture of a soccer player from Manchester United, Wayne Rooney

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Here are two pictures of a snow leopard. They are an endangered species. They climb around the rugged mountainsand cliffs in southern asia and use there massive tails for balance.

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