An endangered species is a type of organism that is threatened by extinction.
Species become endangered for two main reasons: loss of habitat and loss of genetic variation.
A loss of habitat can happen naturally.
Dinosaurs, for instance, lost their habitat about 65 million years ago.
What happens if the wild life is endangered?
Other times, extinction will happen slowly as nature changes our world. People can also cause the extinction of plants and animals. The main reason that many species are endangered or threatened today is because people have changed the homes or habitats upon which these species depend.
What will happen if animals disappear from Earth?
IF ANIMALS DISAPPEAR INCLUDING HUMANS THEN THE EARTH WILL BECOME A BARREN LAND AND THE CARBON DIOXIDE IN THE WORLD WILL DECREASE AND BREAK THE LAYER OF ATMOSPHERE. THIS WILL LEAD TO THE BURNING OF EARTH AND THE GRAVITY OF THE EARTH WILL DECREASE. THE EARTH CAN ALSO BREAK APART.
What will happen if we don’t help endangered animals?
The conservation of endangered species is important for humans as well. A well-balanced ecosystem purifies the environment, giving us clean air to breathe, a healthy water system to support diverse marine life, and arable land for agricultural production. When ecosystems fail, our own health is at risk.
What is the punishment for killing an endangered species?
The criminal penalties for killing an endangered species can be as serious as a year in prison and $50,000 in fines, and civil penalties can range up to $25,000 per violation. Often, the government will get a pass when it comes to killing endangered, especially if it’s to protect human life or livestock.