– By Sukanya Bora.
This article is fully based on the critically endangered species of the world in the year 2014.
Following are the list of the top 4 critically endangered species of the world:-
1. The Ivory Billed Woodpecker.
The population number of this bird were reduced by hunters and also by the massive cutting down of trees.
There are organizations which are devoted to the rediscovery of this beautiful bird but no sightings has been confirmed yet. It is quite possible that the last bird could die tomorrow and without any trace. This bird was last seen on 2004 at Arkansas. The 10th anniversary and the last sighting of this bird is on 25th April 2014 according to news update.
More information can be found on www.IBWP.org
This rhino is also known as Sudna Rhino. It is the most prominent species of rhino in South East Asia. It was last seen in Java Island in Indonesia on 2014. It is numbered 50-60 in the wild. The reason for endangerment of this animal is mainly poaching, genetic degradation, natural disasters and unhecked human activity.
More information can be found at the WORLD WILDLIFE FUND website devoted to this animal.
This animal resides on the northern tip of Madagascar. The main reason for this species to be endangered is poaching and deforestation. This animal was last seen on 2013 at Northern Madagascar. This animal is numbered 20+ in the wild.
More information on conservation of this animal can be found at the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership website.
4. The Northern Pacific Right Whale.
This species of whale is the most endangered species of whale with only 50 members left. It was last seen on 2013 at Haida Gwaii. Poaching by hunters is the main reason for this whale to be critically endangered. It is numbered 50- in the wild.
When it comes to conservation then Japan is the leader in tracking down of these whales.
It is utterly sad to see such beautiful creatures getting endangered. We as humans should love the beautiful gifts of nature and conserve them.
“Life is life’s greatest gift. Guard the life of another creature as you would your own because it is your own. On life’s scale of values, the smallest is no less precious to the creature who owns it than the largest”- Lloyd Biggle Jr.
“We cannot have peace among men whose hearts delight in killing any living creature. By every act that glorifies or even tolerates such moronic delight in killing we set back the progress of humanity.”- Rachel Carson
It is sad to see how the nature’s wounds are deepening in front of our own eyes. I, an animal lover, really wish from the bottom of my heart for all these to be cured and the best way is to stop poaching of animals and deforestation and save the gifts of nature.
The Ivory Billed Woodpecker.
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Northern Sportive Lemur.
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Northern Pacific Right Whale.
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