It is a sad truth that thousands of species are getting extinct, and this serious risk happens on a daily basis. And as you already know, the reason behind this is none other than human beings. Yes, us – we are the very reason why a great number of creatures is driven to extinction day by day.
From expanding agriculture to innovating newer technologies, animals are running out of home to live and food to eat. This is not to mention the ongoing threat of climate change.
Sadly, the finless porpoise is now among the endangered species in our planet.
According to the latest annual report called Red List of Threatened Species (courtesy of the International Union for Conservation of Nature or IUCN), there are more or less 11,000 vulnerable species (out of 91,000 in total). 8,000 of them are deemed endangered while 5,000 are at a critical status.
Based on the figures provided, it is safe to say that it is quite alarming. Presented by Craig Hilton-Taylor, the assessment was conducted in Tokyo. The process offset the entire gloom with a rare positive example of creature being saved from total extinction.
From being “least concerned,” the giant eland is now deemed vulnerable.
Among the species mentioned in the list are from the Asian cetacean. These are the finless porpoise and the Irrawaddy dolphin. They moved from vulnerable to being categorized as endangered. The species live just close to shore and/or within river systems.
The study suggests that the creatures are not being actively hunted. However, they are being victimized by way of traps and drowned in gillnets. As a result, their population has crashed down over the past few years.
Hilton-Taylor was quoted saying,
“Gillnets hang like curtains of death across rivers and trap everything that comes into contact with them.”
Apparently, two species of kiwi are now being downgraded.
Due to this, gillnets are now deemed the greatest threat to the survival of dolphins and whales. And mind you, this is a concern that happens worldwide. The baiji dolphin, in particular, is most likely extinct thanks to this device. The vaquita porpoise, on the other hand, is also heading towards a similar direction.
Unfortunately, environmentalists and researchers are not just worried habitat destruction and dangerous agricultural methods. Their utmost concern is the rise of climate change, which will make it difficult for the preservation of wild animals to happen.
Heartbreaking Video Shows A Starving Polar Bear Clinging To Life On Ice-less Land
The polar bear is weak and starving, with no food available nearby.
Many are still debating on whether climate change is real. A new heartbreaking video has emerged, showing a starving polar bear rummaging for food on iceless land.
Paul Nicklen, a photographer from the conservation group Sea Legacy, visited Baffin Island in summer when they came across a chilling scene - a starving polar bear clinging to its life. The obviously malnourished and thin polar bear dragged its feet as it wandered, looking for food. According to Nicklen, he has already seen thousands of polar bears in the past...
However, this is the first time he felt sad seeing a heart-wrenching sight.
Eight Donkeys Arrested And Detained In India For Eating Flowers
India’s prison had the most unusual inmates.
A prison in India had the most peculiar inmates detained for a couple of days. While we usually see human criminals behind the bars, the Orai Prison had eight donkeys locked up for a crime ridiculously unimaginable.
Eight donkeys were paroled last week from a jail in Uttar Pradesh, Northern India. According to reports, the asses were placed under mandatory detention after they devoured real expensive plants that were supposed to be placed on display at the Orai Prison. The head of the jail, RK Mishra said:
“These donkeys had destroyed some very expensive plants which our senior officer had arranged for planting inside jail and despite warnings the owner let loose his animals here so we detained the donkeys.”
Spiders Can Eat All Humans In The World In Just A Year, Scientists Say
Scientists share a terrifying possibility saying spiders can eat the entire human race in just a year.
Science is slowly uncovering all the terrifying facts about the creatures in the world through research and experiments. And the most recent revelation has something to do with the allies of Peter Parker. Apparently, Spiderman is the only crawler who has the intention to save humanity with the rest of his “kind” being possibly the one to cause our extinction.
A new research carried out by Martin Nyffeler of the University of Basel in Switzerland and Klaus Birkhofer from the Lund University in Sweden claims that all spiders in the world combined can totally wipe out the human race in just a year. Their findings were published earlier this month in the journal, Science of Nature.
Scientists say spiders can eat the entire human race.
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