Essay On Animal Extinction

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Animals are very useful creatures to not only humans but to the world, they can be used for various reasons like food, transportation, material uses and safety and recreation. The rate at which various animals are going extinct in Brazil, USA, and Australia is rather shocking and not much is being done about this problem. Animal extinction is a world problem that needs to be tackled before it gets out of hand. According to The World Wide Fund For Nature, The rapid loss of species we are seeing today is estimated by experts to be between 1,000 and 10,000 times higher than the natural extinction rate. The environment is not always friendly to animals and is one of the reasons why some animals go extinct, some of the environmental consequences…show more content…
With the loss of the deforested area, many species go extinct, and many lose a great deal of their genetic diversity and variation. When deforestation affects the homes of these animals they have no choice but to go somewhere else to look for shelter and in most cases, it doesn 't turn out good for them because they either die of hunger or get hunted down by humans or other animals. Deforestation not only leads to the loss of their homes but it can also be a driving factor for climate change since the forests are destroyed the climate is impacted by it because of the carbon stored in the trees that are released into the atmosphere as CO2. The American Bison is one of the animals that is at risk of extinction due to deforestation. According to Joshua Sokol who studied English Literature and Astronomy at Swarthmore, who then analyzed data from the Hubble Telescope and then attended MIT 's Graduate Program in Science Writing. “Herds of bison used to sprawl from northern Mexico to Alaska. The animals that survive today occupy less than 1 percent of that range – and live in carefully controlled areas. Some aren’t even entirely “bison” because many herds have interbred with cattle.” With the high rate of deforestation nowadays, animals have a higher chance of being affected by it because most animals live in the forests and forests are the main places that deforestation
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