Human are largely responsible when animals become extinct, endangered or threatened. Here are some reasons why animals become endangered :

  • Human destroy precious habitat the natural environment of a living thing when they fill swamps and marshes, dam rivers and cut down trees to build homes, roads and other developments
  • Oil spills, acid rain and water pollution have been devastating for many species of fish and birds
  • Many animals are over-hunted because their meat, fur and other parts are very valuable
  • When animals or plants arrive into a new habitat from a foreign place they sometimes introduce diseases that the native species can’t fight
  • These exotic species can also prey on the native species