By: Luisa Fernanda Osorio Urrego
Polarď‚–Bear Each year is bigger the percentage reduction in the Arctic ice, polar bear habitat. If you continue to melt the ice caps polar bears will disappear within 75 years. Some scientists predict that by the summer of 2013 in the Arctic and will have melted most of the ice sheets.
Water pollution and increased boat traffic and "Jet Skis" cause collisions with manatees that are sometimes fatal to the animal. Additionally, fishing for manatees to use their meat, oil and grease is affecting their population. In addition, there are cases of young manatees entangled in fishing nets that have been left unattended for long.
Coral ď‚– Man has used coral for decoration and jewelry 5,000 years. Fishing and tourism have damaged much of the coral reef. Despite restoration programs and conservation of coral, it is predicted that within a few decades will be gone 80% of the corals in the ocean.
Kangaroos live only in Australia. The increase of temperature and drought from lack of rain are the consequences of climate change that will face this country. The kangaroos and other species of the family are at great risk of extinction, high temperatures create fires that kill most of the wild species.
Panda Bear ď‚–
Pandas are mammals and are considered the world's rarest. They live in Tibet and Nepal (China) to 3,000 meters. Has great difficulty to reproduce. Pandas have very special diets, and prefer a special type of bamboo it takes about 20 years to grow and flourish a little more. Pandas are very vulnerable to disease and have a very particular habitat.
China Giant Pandas are moving away from extinction thanks to which man is worrying and starting to take care of their habitat but are not yet completely safe.
Sea Turtle ď‚–
Sea turtles have spent more than 150 million years living on beaches and coasts, but may disappear in the coming years and that six of the seven species of turtles that inhabit the oceans are endangered. It is main threat is the destruction of the coasts, tourist pressure on the beaches, pollution of the seas and the illegal hunting of these animals.
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Published on May 3, 2013
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