Save The Polar Bears : Endangered Species Essay
There are approximately seventeen critically endangered species on the WWF Endangered Species list and about thirty-three that are endangered. Including the Black Rhino, the Mountain Gorilla, the Asian Elephant, and the Giant Panda. There are about fifteen that are near endangered, or vulnerable. This list includes the African Elephant, Polar Bear, and the Red Panda ("Endangered Species." WWF).
Why are these species endangered? There are many factors that go into this. Climate change, overexploitation, disease, habitat loss and invasive species. "One-fourth of the Earth 's species could be headed for extinction by 2050 due to climate change" (Climate Change Impacts). Rising temperatures are changing weather and vegetation patterns all across the world, forcing animal species to migrate to new, cooler areas in order to survive. The rapid climate change is likely to outrun the ability of many species to migrate or adjust (Climate Change Impacts ).
Another big contributor is habitat loss. "Habitat loss- due to destruction,…