Red list 2009: Endangered species for every country in the world
Efforts to sustain the populations are showing some signs of success but humans are not helping the environment which continues to endanger many species across the globe. The list of endangered species around the world is growing due to a range of causes, including loss of habitat. Just over 6% of the total species endangered are in Brazil. Although animal extinction is part of the natural cycle, humankind’s presence on the earth has accelerated the rate at which species are disappearing. How many endangered species are there?
Rhinos on a plane:Life saving mission across borders
It has been a bad year for the African rhino, especially those who live in South Africa. In 2013, over 1,000 rhinos were poached for their horns. Today, there are only about 5,000 black rhinos left in Africa. Fortunately, the Charity Rhino Without Borders is planning to populate Botswana with rhinos. How are they going to move the rhinos?
Tougher rules set for hunting sharks, Manta rays
Sharks are not as violent as people make them out to be. Sharks kill about 5 people a year, far fewer than deer, dogs and even ants. Humans kill nearly one million tons of sharks every year, and that’s just five different types — oceanic white tip, scalloped hammerhead, great hammerhead, smooth hammerhead, and porbeagle. In an effort to help, most of the 180 nations that are members of CITES will require fishermen to get permits to hunt these sharks for their fins and meat to bring them ashore. I feel that they make sharks sound scarier than they actually are- like in the movie, “Soul Surfer”.