Top 10 majestic animals to go extinct in earth's sixth mass extinction
Lucknow: What if yours is the only generation to see many animal species that may extinct in the near future due to climate change and human caused destruction.
The rate of climate change has left very few chances for mother nature to keep its other inhabitants alive while humans are pacing up at the path of mass destruction.
According to a study it is estimated that earth will take its full circle of 3-5 million years to get back to the level of biodiversity we currently enjoy not to mention with the toxic air, polluted water, and plastic landfills/ parched lands.
What if earth wants to cleans itself from this filth and go back to the time when modern human wasn't evolved and it was all in its beautiful lush green gardens, nurturing millions of trillion animal species.
Well, the damage is irreversible but giving earth's ability to recover it may take 5-7 million years depending on how quickly mammals recover.
Coming 20-100 years may register greater diversity loss if extinction rate doesn't dip.
Unfortunately, we turn deaf when it comes to restore our climate, flora and fauna. We might miss the chance to save Asian elephants from extinction as its chance are very thin, less than 33%, to make it to the 22nd century.
If we don't take serious measures to secure our biodiversity, we may lose Asian elephant as we lost mastodons and mammoths, who belonged to same species group.
To name some from animal kingdom who are on the verge of extinction, here we are listing the names of some endangered animal species:
1. Amur Leopard
Since 1996, the amur leopard has been classified by the IUCN as Critically Endangered
Cross River Gorillas and Mountain Gorillas are both classified as Critically Endangered and Endangered by the IUCN
3. Sea turtles
the Hawksbill Turtle has lost 90 percent of its population, 80 percent of which has been lost in the past 10 years
Sumatran Orangutan have lost nearly 80% of its population in the past 75 years mainly as a result of mass deforestation
South China Tiger and the Sumatran Tiger currently face the biggest threat to their survival. Tragically, the South China Tiger is thought to have been extinct in the wild as it hasn’t been spotted since the 1970s.
Three of the five species in the family of Rhinocerotidae, are among the most endangered species, Black Rhino, the Javan Rhino and the Sumatran Rhino.