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Why are there so many Endangered Species in the Rainforest? The reason is that the Tropical Rainforests themselves are endangered. Although Rainforests comprise less than 6 percent of the earth’s surface, they are being cut down and burned at an alarming rate. According to one estimate, the amount of Rainforest that is destroyed worldwide each year equals an area the size of New York State. People cut down Rainforest trees for lumber, to use for making charcoal and to clear land in order to plant such crops as soybeans and oil-palm trees. In addition to this habitat loss, Endangered Species in the Rainforest must also contend with human hunters, who often kill them for their meat, their furs or feathers, and their body parts, which are used in some countries to make folk medicines. Man is hell bent on destroying the environment in the name of development without realizing that it’s leading to the extermination of several species from our forests. It has been stated that over half of the globe’s animals are living in Tropical Rainforests. With the fast disappearance of these Amazon Rainforests several of these Endangered Animals. Animals and Plants need a specific environment so that they can stay alive there needs to be sufficient water, Food and shelter. +Book an Ecotour now+

Amazon Endangered Animals: Help Wild Species
Amazon animal wildlife: River pink dolphin, endangered wild species – Book an ecotour/ The Plight Of Endangered Species:There are now 41,415 species on the IUCN Red List, and 16,306 of them are endangered species threatened with extinction. This is up from 16,118 last year. This includes both Endangered Animals and Endangered Plants. The Species Endangered include one in four mammals, one in eight birds, one third of all amphibians and 70% of the world’s assessed Plants on the 2007 IUCN Red List are in jeopardy of extinction. The total number of extinct species has reached 785 and a further 65 are only found in captivity or in cultivation. In the last 500 years, human activity has forced over 800 species into extinction. The current rate of extinction appears to be hundreds, or perhaps even thousands, of times higher than the background rate. It is difficult to be precise because most of the Endangered Species which are becoming disappearing species have never been identified by scientists. Extinctions are a natural part of evolutionary processes, but through most of the history of life on Earth, biological diversity has been increasing. Periodically, however, major changes in the conditions on Earth have caused the collapse of living systems, and large percentages of species a have become extinct. These species will never return. It takes millions of years for life forms to diversify again.

  • The chief reasons for species becoming endangered are:
  • Low levels of inherent variability – Destruction of ecosystem
  • Poor dispersion ability – Pollution – Requirement for large area
  • Hunting and fishing – Population being concentrated – Exotic species being introduced
  • Global warming – Migration over long distances. +Book an Ecotour now+

Amazon endangered animals: golden lion tamarin monkey, book an ecotour now Golden Lion Tamarin Monkey: These monkeys are somewhat the size of a squirrel and have silky and long reddish-brown colored fur. They are mostly seen in the Rainforest lowland of South America (Atlantic coast). These creatures eat flowers, fruits, insects, gum and nectars from Plants, snails, frogs, bird eggs and lizards. They’re the most Endangered Species and also the tiniest monkeys. This species has suffered from poaching for its hide and capture for the pet trade. It also suffers from loss of habitat, disease, and hunting by predators. Todays population estimate is around 800, but this species can also be found in many zoos. Captive breeding programs have been establish to preserve the species and have been successful with reintroducing tamarins into the wild. +Book an Ecotour now+

Amazon animal wildlife – Butterflies species, beauty any tourist enjoy. Book an ecotour/ Manatee: They are very gentle Animals that eat Plants and are sometimes called “sea cows”. They’ve got a thick-skin which is streamlined and their bodies are almost hairless with forelimbs modified like flippers. Their tails are horizontally-flattened and enlarged. In the United States, only 2,500 of this species are left. They eat semi-aquatic and aquatic Plants like turtle grass, manatee grass, algae, water hyacinths and mangrove leaves. manatees are herbivorous, spending about 6 to 8 hours a day feeding only on aquatic Plants. The rest of the day is spent resting and they prefer to remain under water only surfacing every 2 to 5 minutes to get air. Breeding occurs year-round and females give birth to one calf after a gestation period of 13 months. The calf remains dependent on the mother for up to two years. +Book an Ecotour now+

Amazon river Red Piranha – Piranha Fishing, enjoy animal wildlife. Book an ecotour/ Jaguar: Jaguars are the sole members of the panther family that are found in America and also happen to be the biggest cats on this continent. Jaguars are said to have been found once in USA (southern states) down till the South America tip. However, in today’s date they’re only found in Central as well as northern parts of South American continent. You can find a jaguar mostly in lowland Rainforests in the Amazon Basin, as well as the dry woodlands and grasslands. Jaguars prey on large-sized domestic livestock like horses and cattle, Brocket deer, Marsh deer, different Peccary species, larger rodents like Paca, Agouti and Capybara, reptiles, monkeys that live in lower branches, fish, large caiman and turtles. It’s estimated that as of today, there are only close to 15,000 jaguars that are alive in conservation as well as the wild. It is poaching that is the biggest threat to this beautiful Animal and their complete extinction will be because of poachers who’re hunting this cat down for the fur. +Book an Ecotour now+

Amazon river Red Piranha – Piranha Fishing, enjoy animal wildlife. Book an ecotour/ Giant Otter: An Amazon icon, giant otters (Pteronura brasiliensis) are the largest species in the weasel family (Mustelidae). They are also the most social Animals within the family and despite being rarely seen in the northern Amazon are quite commonly encountered in areas like the Tambopata National Reserve and Manu National Park in south Peru. Giant otters feed on Amazon fish and crustaceans. There are Ecotourism operations that revolve around communities of giant otters like the Sandoval Lake Lodge from Puerto Maldonado, Peru. Habitat destruction and hunting for pelts continues to threaten the species and their numbers are decreasing. Giant otters are very social Animals and groups of up to 20 individuals have been found in forms of “family groups.” Each individual in the groups has a role, and there is one main breeding pair. Diet consists mainly of fish, crabs and even caimans and snakes. Giant otters can consume up to 10 lb of food a day. Breeding occurs year-round, and females give birth to litters of 1 to 5 pups after a gestation period of 65 to 70 days. The pups are taught to swim after two months, but remain dependent on the mother for two to three years. +Book an Ecotour now+

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