The numbers do not lie, each day thousands of species are in danger of extinction as a result of human action and their irresponsible use of natural resources.
After Sudan—the last male white rhinoceros in the world—died, we must reflect on our direct relationship with the planet. So that we understand the magnitude, we school you on which are the last species classified as extinct.
#1 White rhinoceros
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On March 19, 2018, Sudan, the last male white rhinoceros in existence, died after 45 years of life. There are only two females to continue with the species. Sudan's genetic material was collected and stored for in vitro insemination methods for rhinoceroses.
#2 Panamanian golden frog
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According to official sources, this species of amphibians began its decline in the '60s due to a fungus that began to annihilate them. These fungi arose as a result of the use of pesticides, long droughts, and climate change.
#3 Western black rhinoceros
Black Rhinoceros - Thanda Private Game Reserve, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa #southafrica #africa #safari #rhinoceros #blackrinoceros #thandaprivategamereserve @natgeo
According to WWF, the black rhinos of the west were an African species that became extinct thanks to poaching. This was caused by rumors that its horns contained healing properties within Chinese medicine.
#4 Pinta Island tortoise
Lonesome George. So happy I got to meet him before he died in 2012. The very last of his kind. He was over 100 years old #lonesomegeorge #solitarygeorge #wildlifephotography #travelphotography #gianttortoise #santacruzgalapagos
This endemic turtle from the island of Pinta, in Galapagos, became extinct after "Lonesome George," the last turtle of the species, died in 2012. As a curious fact, this was one of the turtles that Charles Darwin studied during the years that he spent in the territory.
#5 Christmas Island pipistrelle
This adorable species of bat disappeared in the process of 15 years, in which their numbers were reduced by 90 percent. Last year, an exhaustive search was carried out to find new specimens, with less than encouraging results, so they were declared officially extinct in 2017.
#6 Pyrenean goat
Pyrenean ibex (Capra pyrenaica pyrenaica) In January 2000, the Pyrenean ibex became extinct, it was one of the four subspecies of the Spanish ibex or Iberian wild goat, a species that is endemic to the Iberian Peninsula. During the summer its hair was short, and in winter the hair grew longer and thicker, though the hair on the ibex’s neck remained long through all seasons. Male and female ibex could be distinguished due to color, fur and horn differences. Pyrenean ibex migrated according to seasons. In spring, the ibex would migrate to more elevated parts of mountains where females and males would mate.The last natural Pyrenean ibex, a female named Celia, was found dead on January 6th, 2000. Although her cause of death is known, the reason for the extinction of the subspecies as a whole is a mystery.
This species of goat that inhabited the Pyrenees has been extinct since 2000, but a group of scientists led by the doctor in genetics, Kai Kupferschmidt, says he will clone the species to be able to reintegrate it into its ecosystem.
We can all prevent more species from disappearing dramatically with small actions.
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