Impact: Help Save World’s Endangered Species

By Tonka Dobreva 10.25.2014 interact

Animal populations are disappearing at an alarming rate. World Wildlife Fund needs your support to prevent threats like deforestation, climate change and illegal trade that are putting tigers and other species at risk.

There are different ways you and your school can get involved — you can donate, start a fundraiser and even adopt an animal.

Sumatran Tiger
Sumatran Tiger

Sumatran Tiger

The smallest surviving tiger subspecies, the Sumatran tigers are losing their habitat and prey fast. Native to Indonesia, their population today is less than 400.

Photo Credit: World Wide Fund for Nature (WFF)

Amur Leopard
Amur Leopard

Amur Leopard

This incredible animal, which is reported to run at speeds of up to 37 miles per hour, leap more than 19 feet horizontally and up to 10 feet vertically, is now down to around 30 individuals.

Photo Credit: World Wide Fund for Nature (WFF)

Black Rhinos
Black Rhinos

Black Rhinos

Back in the day, European hunters regarded black rhinos as harmful to crops and farm animals and exterminated them at all costs. Today, with a population of 4,848, black rhinos make the "critically endangered" category.

Photo Credit: World Wide Fund for Nature (WFF)

Vaquita
Vaquita

Vaquita

Vaquita, the world’s most rare marine mammal, wasn't discovered until 1958 and today, with a population of fewer than 100, they are on the brink of extinction.

Photo Credit: World Wide Fund for Nature (WFF)

African Elephants
African Elephants

African Elephants

The largest animals walking the Earth, African elephants are in sharp decline due to poaching for the international ivory trade. Their population is estimated between 470,000 - 690,000 individuals.

Photo Credit: World Wide Fund for Nature (WFF)

Mountain Gorilla
Mountain Gorilla

Mountain Gorilla

With population of just about 800, these species have been pushed farther up into the mountains by humans who have settled into the gorilla's territory. As a result, mountain gorillas are forced to endure dangerous and sometimes deadly conditions.

Photo Credit: World Wide Fund for Nature (WFF)

Orangutans
Orangutans

Orangutans

A century ago, the total population of orangutans was estimated at 230,000. Today, there are about 41,000 Bornean and about 7,500 Sumatran orangutans left.

Photo Credit: World Wide Fund for Nature (WFF)

Giant Panda
Giant Panda

Giant Panda

This peaceful, adorable animal has been admired by the world and considered a national treasure in China. in 2004, it was estimated that there are only 1,600 pandas living in the wild.

Photo Credit: World Wide Fund for Nature (WFF)

Polar Bear
Polar Bear

Polar Bear

Classified as marine mammals, polar bears were listed as a threatened species in the U.S. due to ongoing and potential loss of their sea ice habitat resulting from climate change. Today their remaining population is estimated to be between 20,000-25,000.

Photo Credit: World Wide Fund for Nature (WFF)

comments

  1. Ally

    I love animals so much

  2. Raelyn Doplinee

    I hate how animals such as wildlife have been taken for granted. Also how our unconcern actions have taken us to this such position. We need to realize that these animals are replaceable. As a world wide nation we need to move and fast because once its gone their is no going back nor a replace.

    • dalton horton

      i feel the same way people need to quit taking our wild life for granted
      #save wildlife

    • Ally

      I know right I want to slap hunters in the face

  3. ricegum

    animals should stay

  4. Skyler

    Save the species! This has been a growing concern for me. I can’t imagine a world without life. This is why I went vegan 4 years ago! Animals were put on this earth for a reason. And we need to make sure they stay

  5. I❤️StacyPlays

    Animals need to stay

  6. cody

    i love cat kitty dog puppy bird lions panther and every thing

  7. kittycat2.0

    I LOVE KITTYS

  8. Summer Eldridge

    I love pandas

    • kittycat2.0

      This is about cat not pandas

  9. ukulele gal

    as a kid all poachers have heard, we need to protect this earth because its the only one we have and yet somehow those words are always forgotten. greed gets in the way of good.

    • Aly

      I think it’s extremely sad that people never really realize what they are doing and how they’re impacting the environment. There are way to many species (Not SPICES. learn to spell people!) that are either extinct or endangered that would still be here if it wasn’t for us. I hope people start noticing the devastating effects that we cause and turn it around.

  10. Ldpartin

    Omg… That like cute on cute

  11. Ldpartin

    Omg……they are so cute

  12. SARA

    OMG SO CUTE….

  13. Keandre Campbell

    We have to save the panda’s help anyone that can.

  14. drusten

    boats

  15. thomas alaric

    KITTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Keandre Campbell

      ok kitties where does that come in at with saving panda’s?

    • alexis

      I believe we can save these animals if we work together!

  16. chandler brady

    i think we can save these species of animals by less hunting and poaching the animals that are endangered

    • saathvik

      ya the spices have to to be saved cause there are 4 females and 1 male and the animals habitat and it is one of of the the most endangered animals soon it must be saved or else we will never see the white rhinos

    • saathvik

      the most endangered spices we will never see if hunt or habitat is lost and the need more babies so they live a great life and they are one of the cutest animals needed in the natural environment and it must live

    • Maria

      I think that is really true.

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