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
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
List of Extinct Plants & Species | Last Seen
|Extinct Plants||Last Seen Where and When||Extinct Animals||Last Seen Where and when|
|Rian Mountain False Goat’s-beard||1885, Roan Mountain, Tennessee)||Dodo|
|Mauritius in the 1680s|
|Galapagos Amaranth||1999, Galápagos Ecuador||Great Auk||Rocky islands off the North Atlantic coast (1844)|
|Rio de Janeiro Myrtle||1825, Brazil||Thylacine||Tasmania, mainland Australia and New Guinea (1936)|
|Havana Fragrant Tree||1840, Cuba||Steller’s Sea cow||The Bering Sea, North Pacific Ocean (1768)|
|Santa Cruz Bryophyte||1911, Bolivia||Aurochs||Europe and Asia (1627)|
|Cuban Ruta tree||1825, Cuba||Gastric Brooding Frog||Australia (the 1980s)|
|Mason River Myrtle||1972, Jamaica||Tecopa Pupfish||California, USA(1981)|
|Hastings County Neomacounia||1864, Canada||Baiji River Dolphin||China(2004)|
|Bigleaf Scurfpea||1899, Polk County, North Carolina||Broad-faced potoroo||Australia, 1875|
|Falls-of-the-Ohio Scurfpea||1881, Jefferson County, Kentucky||Lake Mackay hare-wallaby||Australia, 1932|
|Rio de Janeiro Pouteria||1997, Brazil||Toloache Wallaby||Australia, 1939|
|Cajamarca Pradosia||1820, Peru||Desert Bandicoot||Australia, 1943|
|Colombian Pradosia||1925, Colombia||Crescent Naitail Wallaby||Australia (western and central), 1956|
|Jamaican Psidium||1976, Jamaica||Red-bellied gracile mouse opossum||Argentina, 1962|
|Arunachal Hopea Tree||1996, India||Nullabor dwarf bettong||Australia, Nullabor Plains, the early 1500s|
|Hainan Ormosia||1997, Southern China||Bramble cay many||Australia, Bramble Cay, 2016|
|Hainan Otophora||1935, Hainan, China||Oriente Cave rat||Cuba, early 1500s|
|Sumatra Dipterocarpus||1996, Sumatra, India||Imposter hutia||Hispaniola, the early 1500s|
|Nilgiri Holly||1859, India||Cuban Coney||Cuba, early 1500s|
|Cry Pancy||1933, France||White-footed Rabit-rat||Australia, 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 Plants||Where Can be Found||Endangered Animals||Number of alive|
|Baobab tree||Native to Africa and India||Amur Leopard||More than 84|
|Monkey Puzzle Tree||Native to Chile||Black Rhino||More than 5500|
|Dragon Tree||African Savanna||Bornean Orangutan||About 104,700|
|Bois Dentelle||Mauritius||Cross River Gorilla||200-300 individuals|
|Green Pitcher Plant||Native to South America||Giant Panda||1864|
|Welwitschia Mirabilis||Native to the deserts of South America||Bornean Elephant||Fewer than 1500|
|Snowdonia Hawkweed||Snowdonia, Wales||Javan Rhino||58-68|
|Titan Arum||Sumatra||Orangutan||104,700(Bornean), 13,846(Sumatran)|
|Dendroseris Neriifolia||Native to Chile||Red Panda||Less than 10,000|
|Cork-bark||Cork-bark forest, Mediterranean||Sumatran Elephant||2400-2800|
|Bizarre Endangered Plants||Woodlands||Sumatran Orangutan||14,613|
|Welwitschia Mirabilis||South Africa||Sumatran Rhino||80|
|Green Jade Flower||Near about Philippines||Sunda Tiger||Less than 400|
|Black Bat Flower||Southeast Asia||Vaquita||About 10 individuals|
|Baseball Plant||Great Karoo region of South Africa||African Wild Dig||1409|
|Venus Fly Trap||North and South Carolina||Asian Elephant||Fewer than 50,000|
|Dendroseris Neriifolia||Robinson Crusoe Island||Black-footed Ferret||Approx 370|
|Rhizanthella Gardner||Western Australia||Blue Whale||10,000-25,000|
|Polygala Irregularis||Gujrat, India||Bonobo||10,000-50,000|
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
- We need to let our family know about the importance of plants and species as they are very crucial for our environment.
- People should recycle the products and should not use the furniture of woods as these affect plants and species.
- We should decrease our water consumption rate. Freshwater is very vital for the wild animals.
- We have to reduce our footprints and use biodegradable products to save endangered plants and species.
- People should avoid the usage of plastics as these affect the life of plants and species.
- It is not possible for you only to protect endangered plants and species from extinction. All the civilians should take part in this.
- We should not buy any products from the companies which are known as polluters.
- 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.