Endangered animals are all the rage 😊, on a serious note, did you know that animals are only considered endangered when they are at risk of extinction, this means if we don’t do something about it, pretty soon these animals will no longer exist. Here at 7Sultans Casino, we care deeply about every animal from the smallest creepy crawly to the majestic elephant, and today we want to share some important facts about endangered creatures:
- To actually be considered extinct, the animals’ habitat must be in danger, the animal is diseased or is being predated to death and there are hazards to the future well-being of the animal.
- Sometimes it can take many years of the specific animal not being seen by humans to be declared extinct.
- As you can imagine, the park rangers are at the forefront of the fight in caring animals. They are vocal about protecting many endangered species such as lions and tigers and they are often the first people to realize that an animal is in danger of becoming extinct.
- Becoming extinct is actually a natural phenomenon. Survival of the fittest and sickness can certainly cause some animals to become extinct. Unfortunately, humankind has exacerbated this naturally occurring phenomenon and we are now losing animals species at 1,000 to 10,000 times faster than nature dictates.
- By the middle of this century, up to 30-50% of all animal species could be extinct.
This is where it gets really scary…
- A whopping 99% of the animals that are currently in danger of extinction are threatened by the actions of us – humankind (unfortunately this makes us neither human and certainly not very kind ☹)
- The kinds of behaviours that threaten animals are the loss of their natural habitat – due to land construction and development, the introduction of exotic species and global warming.
What Can We Do to Help Save the Animals?
Well, I’m glad you asked!
If we all work together, we can definitely rectify and improve the quality of life for many animals. If you want to be a part of the solution and help safeguard the lives of the endangered species, consider reaching out to:
- Donating to the World Wildlife Organization (WWO). This important organization works tirelessly to help save a number of species such as pandas, whales, big cats, polar bears and marine turtles. The reason they focus on these particular animals is that these animals, in turn, protect other endangered species. This creates a chain reaction increasing their reach.
- Run a social media campaign – Increase awareness amongst your friends and peers. Post an impactful video or jot down a few words about the dangers many animals find themselves in.
- Arrange a cleanup on the beach – save the lives of turtles and sea creatures by combing the beach for plastic bags and collect the trash before it makes its way into the ocean.
- Send a thank you card to a local park ranger thanking them for their hard work.
It doesn’t matter what you do, just make sure to do something!