As we continue to develop and expand our societies, more and more animals are being pushed to the brink of extinction. Climate change, habitat loss, and poaching are just a few of the many factors that are contributing to this crisis. In this blog, we'll discuss some of the animals that are most at risk of extinction and what we can do to help protect them.
Pangolins are one of the most heavily trafficked mammals in the world, sought after for their meat and scales. As a result, all eight species of pangolin are now threatened with extinction. To help protect pangolins, you can support organizations that are working to reduce demand for pangolin products and crack down on illegal trafficking.
The Sumatran orangutan is the only orangutan species found outside of Borneo, and it is critically endangered due to habitat loss. Palm oil production is a major driver of deforestation in Sumatra, destroying the orangutan's habitat. To help protect orangutans, you can avoid products that contain palm oil, or look for products that are certified as sustainable.
The Amur leopard is one of the rarest big cats in the world, with only around 100 individuals left in the wild. Poaching, habitat loss, and climate change are all contributing to their decline. To help protect Amur leopards, you can support organizations that are working to protect their habitat and crack down on poaching.
African elephants are threatened by habitat loss, poaching for their ivory tusks, and human-wildlife conflict. To help protect African elephants, you can support organizations that are working to reduce demand for ivory, protect elephant habitats, and mitigate conflicts between humans and elephants.
There are many other animals that are at risk of extinction, and there are many things we can do to help protect them. Some of the most important steps include supporting conservation organizations, reducing our consumption of products that contribute to deforestation and habitat loss, and speaking out against poaching and other forms of wildlife crime. Every small action we take can help make a difference in the fight to protect our planet's biodiversity.