We all know the global problem of endangered speciesIt is nothing new, unfortunately, years and years we have heard about or even experienced the loss of some of them. Unfortunately we do not see the end, there are still species in danger of extinction, there are still species that disappear. It is true that extinction is part of a natural process, by which species adapt or not to new changes in the environment. The serious problem occurs when humans are introducing too many artificial changes in this natural equation, causing the acceleration of extinction.
In this Green Ecologist article in question we will give prominence to the kangaroo, but it is not the only one that is under some threat, and in other of our articles you will find more examples, there are many living beings that live moments of grave danger of survival. Along the following lines we will explain the case of this animal, is it the endangered kangaroo? We give you information and we detail the causes of the extinction of animals among other details.
We all know the Kangaroos, are powerful animals, with strong hind legs and a robust tail that serve them to carry out their big jumps in their movements, the way they move instead of running, they can reach 70 km / h. The kangaroo is an endemic species to AustraliaThis means that it is a particular species of this area, it is not found in any other place naturally. They are herbivorous animals, they measure around 1.5 meters, reach 80 kg in weight and can live up to 18 years.
On the other hand they are called marsupials by the bag or pouch that they have in the gut area, where they protect their young until approximately 8 months of age. Know well what marsupial animals are and examples, since kangaroos are not the only ones, in this link.
Another of its characteristics is the way to regulate body temperature, the heat of Australia has forced them to draw on resources to cope with temperatures, the method they use is simple, they lick their feet and rub their breasts to reduce the heat.
Find out more about this animal in this other Green Ecologist article about The kangaroo, where it lives and what it eats.
There are several kangaroo species:
As mentioned before, the kangaroo is one of the millions of species that are under threat of extinction in some way. The kangaroo is NOT endangered or threatened in a way as radical and alarming as it happens with other species, such as the Iberian wolf or the Iberian lynx, but we should not be unconcerned for that. Meet here The animals in greatest danger of extinction.
The kangaroo falls under the category of "minor concern"This does not mean that we should not pay attention to their case (since they do have threats and some are increasing a lot day by day), but rather that there are species with the highest risk of extinction on the list.
Below we show the threat categories that currently exist on the Red List prepared by the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) -.
As you can see, the kangaroo would be found on the first step of the pyramid, but we insist, no less important, because the living being that is now extinct was one day on the first step.
We will probably not mention all the causes that cause extinctions because they are surely infinite due to various factors, but we will give an overview of the causes. most common causes of extinctions:
As you can see, there are natural causes and anthropic or human causes. All the above causes lead to the destruction of the habitat, thus causing the loss of biodiversity until its extinction if corrective or preventive measures are not used. Others directly affect the species, such as illegal hunting and trafficking, and these through this affect the ecosystem and habitat.
Taking into account all the causes that we have mentioned above we can establish that the methods for avoid accelerated extinction of species are:
Surely you can think of many more things to solve or reduce these problems, from Ecologist Verde we encourage you to apply them as much as possible and share them, since any small or large dissemination will add points on the path of change and conservation.
Finally, we want to recommend reading this other article on Why it is important to protect endangered animals.
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