What Makes An Animal Endangered? Essay

1062 Words May 14th, 2015 5 Pages
Endangered animals are one of those things that unfortunately, most people overlook. I mean, yes you see them on TV commercials and yes people do try to help, but not as much as it’s needed. Every day animals are getting closer and closer to endangerment due to loss of habitat and poachers, things we can help prevent. Other things causing species into endangerment include diminished food supply, overexploitation, pollution and introduction of alien species, and agricultural changes brought on by deforestation and urbanization. While there is a good bit of things being done to prevent species from going extinct, I feel like there is much more that can be done.
Before I begin, I would like to explain to you what makes an animal endangered, as well as get to the core of what really causes it. As I have said before, destruction of habitat. This is something that is mainly caused by humans. They do this by rushing into habitats including swamps and marshes damming rivers, building homes and other developments. The habitat destruction of marshes is what nearly wiped out the American Alligator.
You’ve heard me talk a lot of talk about habitat, this is because it is one of the main, if not the main causing factor to endangered species. Habitat refers to the place where an animal or plant species lives. It consists of 5 elements; food, water, shelter, space and an appropriate mixture of all these elements. Today nearly all of these elements are impacted by changes in…

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