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Most endangered animal in the world

Post by scottyiu » Wed Dec 07, 2005 11:35 am

What is currenly the most endangered animal in the world? (i mean the least amount)
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Post by Bio-Hazard » Wed Dec 07, 2005 12:58 pm

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=mo ... gle+Search

Depends on the species, I assume. There is probably one on the brink of destruction more than the other.. I think it was 300 species die every year or something..


in the past 20 years approximately 1 million species have disappeared from the world's tropical forests.
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So if I get this right, there are tons on the brink of destruction.. however, the ones that aren't so close yet, people try to save.

If you had godlike power, I assume the current ability to save the ones in danger at the moment I type this would be possible.

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Post by byungminsa » Wed Dec 07, 2005 4:47 pm

that quote seems far from credible. It sounds like someone is just saying that to impress people. For that statement to to be made true, they would have to catergorize every of those million species (how else would you know it's a species?) and confirm that it is extinct and hasn't been moved around.
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Post by Super Grendel » Thu Dec 08, 2005 3:24 am

The European Red Fox (vulpus vulpus) in Australia has hunted hundreds of species into extinction as we speak (they brought over 40 species of animals into extinction) so probly any small Austraian mammel is in great danger. Though Bio-Hazards quote is right (to an extent) many animal species are being brought into extinction each year, but this has been happening since the dawn of time. (Thier called evolutionary dead-ends) Humans are just speeding up the process directly (with agriculture) and indirectly (with species invasion).
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Post by scottyiu » Thu Dec 08, 2005 9:43 am

So there is no record of how many animals and species is there on earth?
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Post by February Beetle » Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:18 pm

Especially with smaller animals like insects or even microscopic animals it is impossible to know all of the different species in the world. In the rainforest some people have found there are many different species of insects on each tree that have never been found anywhere else. I think a scientist did something to kill everything in a tree and had a sheet to catch everything that fell out and she had a ton of new species and each tree she did that to she found different species. I believe it is predicted that a species dies every 10 minutes. Since humans care less about bugs and more about birds or mammals small animals don't get much attention, but the extinction of small animals affects all the species! Especially the bug - bird relationship. Even the extinction of plants matters!
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Post by TheGreatEstafios » Mon Dec 19, 2005 1:36 am

hm....i think its the lord howe island stick insect. only 10 left or something
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Javan Rhino

Post by 123Herpatology » Mon Dec 19, 2005 6:24 pm

One of the larger species i know that is becoming extinct is the Javan rhino on the javan islands. I think they report only 200-300 living specimens in the world and i don't think there could be more than 10-20 in captivity. But for certain, there are thousands of species in costa rica, guam, and other small prestine tropical areas that are going to be extinct because of deforistation(sp). I know there are all sorts of longhorn beetles and katydids that won't be around in 2006 because of deforrestation.
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Post by ZakaSPFC » Mon Dec 26, 2005 11:48 pm

There is a hawaiian bird that is only left in captivity, Ananu me thinks the name is
Sadattay, Whattata Respec.

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Post by doctor phil » Wed Feb 01, 2006 6:29 pm

im 14 so im new :lol:
i think i heard somewhere that a fish somewhere was only 5 left. :)

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