Endangered Plants and Species are those which may be threatened or at the threshold of extinction. Pollution, human activities, etc are the reasons for the extinction of endangered plants and species. We need to protect all these species to save our nature as they all have crucial roles in building nature.

Endangered Plants and Species | Effects of Pollution and Man-Made Things

Plants which are existing in a small number and is a danger of extinction, are known as endangered plants. The extension of native habitat is the reason for the extinction of endangered plants and species.

Humans are the ones who are mainly responsible for the extinction of endangered plants and species.  We pollute habitats and create homes, industries everywhere and that’s why the endangering plants and species are going to be extinct.

Effects of Pollution and Man-Made Things

Pollution takes a major part while effecting the plants and species. Water pollution, air pollution, poisoning the soils, etc. all things affect plants and species. As a result, we have been seeing endangering plants and species.

Effects of Pollution

Effects of Man-Made Things

  • The oil spill is a reason for water pollution. For this, many plants and species are going to be extinct.
  • Pollution causes chronic respiratory diseases for a long time. As a result, air pollution occurs.
  • Pollution can poison soils. And therefore, the plants get harmed.
  • It can muddy landscapes.
  • Toxic chemicals are not safe for some predators.
  • Human causes unsustainable harvesting and hunting.
  • We use lands for deforestation, industrial development, urban growth, etc.
  • We damage to water, air, soil. And thus, its effects on plants and species.
  • Global climate change due to our activities is one of the reasons which affect plants and animals.
  • We destroy natural habitats and make furniture of the woods.


What are extinct Plants & Species

We know extinct plants and species as those plants and animals who are no alive anywhere in the entire world. This extinction process occurs naturally as it is an evolutionary part of nature. But for some time, this evolutionary process occurs at a much quicker rate than usual. Endangered Plants and Species

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List of Extinct Plants & Species | Last Seen

Extinct PlantsLast Seen Where and WhenExtinct AnimalsLast Seen Where and when
Rian Mountain False Goat’s-beard1885, Roan Mountain, Tennessee)Dodo


Mauritius in the 1680s
Galapagos Amaranth1999, Galápagos EcuadorGreat AukRocky islands off the North Atlantic coast (1844)
Rio de Janeiro Myrtle1825, BrazilThylacineTasmania, mainland Australia and New Guinea (1936)
Havana Fragrant Tree1840, CubaSteller’s Sea cowThe Bering Sea, North Pacific Ocean (1768)
Santa Cruz Bryophyte1911, BoliviaAurochsEurope and Asia (1627)
Cuban Ruta tree1825, CubaGastric Brooding FrogAustralia (the 1980s)
Mason River Myrtle1972, JamaicaTecopa PupfishCalifornia, USA(1981)
Hastings County Neomacounia1864, CanadaBaiji River DolphinChina(2004)
Bigleaf Scurfpea1899, Polk County, North CarolinaBroad-faced potorooAustralia, 1875
Falls-of-the-Ohio Scurfpea1881, Jefferson County, KentuckyLake Mackay hare-wallabyAustralia, 1932
Rio de Janeiro Pouteria1997, BrazilToloache WallabyAustralia, 1939
Cajamarca Pradosia1820, PeruDesert BandicootAustralia, 1943
Colombian Pradosia1925, ColombiaCrescent Naitail WallabyAustralia (western and central), 1956
Jamaican Psidium1976, JamaicaRed-bellied gracile mouse opossumArgentina, 1962
Arunachal Hopea Tree1996, IndiaNullabor dwarf bettongAustralia, Nullabor Plains, the early 1500s
Hainan Ormosia1997, Southern ChinaBramble cay manyAustralia, Bramble Cay, 2016
Hainan Otophora1935, Hainan, ChinaOriente Cave ratCuba, early 1500s
Sumatra Dipterocarpus1996, Sumatra, IndiaImposter hutiaHispaniola, the early 1500s
Nilgiri Holly1859, IndiaCuban ConeyCuba, early 1500s
Cry Pancy1933, FranceWhite-footed Rabit-ratAustralia, eastern coast, the early 1860s


What are Endangered Plants & Species

Endangered plants and species are those species who are at risk of extension for a sudden rapid reduction in the population or loss of the habitat. Any species who are going to be extinct are called as an endangered species. Endangered Plants and Species

List of Endangered Plants & Species | Found & Number of alive

Endangered PlantsWhere Can be FoundEndangered AnimalsNumber of alive
Baobab treeNative to Africa and IndiaAmur LeopardMore than 84
Monkey Puzzle TreeNative to ChileBlack RhinoMore than 5500
Dragon  TreeAfrican SavannaBornean OrangutanAbout 104,700
Bois DentelleMauritiusCross River Gorilla200-300 individuals
Green Pitcher PlantNative to South AmericaGiant Panda1864
Welwitschia MirabilisNative to the deserts of South AmericaBornean ElephantFewer than 1500
Snowdonia HawkweedSnowdonia, WalesJavan Rhino58-68
Titan ArumSumatraOrangutan104,700(Bornean), 13,846(Sumatran)
Dendroseris NeriifoliaNative to ChileRed PandaLess than 10,000
Cork-barkCork-bark forest, MediterraneanSumatran Elephant2400-2800
Bizarre Endangered PlantsWoodlandsSumatran Orangutan14,613
Welwitschia MirabilisSouth AfricaSumatran Rhino80
Green Jade FlowerNear about PhilippinesSunda TigerLess than 400
Black Bat FlowerSoutheast AsiaVaquitaAbout 10 individuals
RafflesiaSumatraFin Whale50,000-90,000
Baseball PlantGreat Karoo region of South AfricaAfrican Wild Dig1409
Venus Fly TrapNorth and South CarolinaAsian ElephantFewer than 50,000
Dendroseris NeriifoliaRobinson Crusoe IslandBlack-footed FerretApprox 370
Rhizanthella GardnerWestern AustraliaBlue Whale10,000-25,000
Polygala IrregularisGujrat, IndiaBonobo10,000-50,000


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Endangered Plants-Earth-24 | Endangered Plants and Species


Some Interesting Facts About Extinct Plants & Species

Today, we can’t see frogs, salamanders easily. They are the way of extinction due to animal agriculture, disease, UV ray, water, and air pollution, etc. About 30% of this species can be disappeared.

  • Birds are available about all the spheres. But now, about 12% of their species are at the door of extinction. The loss of habitat and degradation is the main reason for their extinction.
  • Because of water pollution, today many fishes of freshwater and saltwater are at risk. More than one- fifth of the entire fish species which are available in the world are at imminent risk.
  • Invertebrates, mollusks, butterflies- all exhibit vast levels of diversion. About 97% of all species of animals available on earth are considered to belong to this group. One-third of the invertebrate species are now going to be threatened with extinction.
  • Approx 90% of the primate population is present in the forest. But now, they are disappearing for animal agriculture, deforestation and industrial development, etc.
  • According to the research, it is seen that about one-fifth of reptile species are at risk of endangering. From the resources, we get to know that there are about 28 species of reptiles which are disappeared.
  • We take plants as foods and breathtaking oxygen from the plants. The entire earth depends on plants. Approx 70 percent of plant species are at the way of extinction.
  • We all know that the tiger is decreasing rapidly nowadays. And it also affects the habitat.
  • Sigillaria is one type of a tree that we can find strange today. It doesn’t reproduce via seeds. This tree grows up to 30 meters.
  • Lepidodendron is also an interesting fact of extinct plants that grow up to 30 meters long.

How We Can Protect Endangered Plants & Species

  1. We need to let our family know about the importance of plants and species as they are very crucial for our environment.
  2. People should recycle the products and should not use the furniture of woods as these affect plants and species.
  3. We should decrease our water consumption rate. Freshwater is very vital for the wild animals.
  4. We have to reduce our footprints and use biodegradable products to save endangered plants and species.
  5. People should avoid the usage of plastics as these affect the life of plants and species.
  6. It is not possible for you only to protect endangered plants and species from extinction. All the civilians should take part in this.
  7. We should not buy any products from the companies which are known as polluters.
  8. You can get in touch with agriculture as this can let you know many facts about endangered plants and species that are at risk, etc.


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