ndangered animals are species of animals that are threatened with extinction. The extinction of a species means that their numbers are dwindling and they will disappear if the threats to them in their natural environment are not removed. They are on the biennial red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). For a species to be on the red list, there must be less than 50 adult individuals left in the world.
Another category is sensitive species. The basic criterion for this is that the adult population of the species is less than 1000.
The 2006 report of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) shows that 784 species have completely disappeared from the world as a result of human-induced abuses and 16,119 animal species are endangered. The fact that 530 species were added to the list in 2006 alone shows how threatened the species is.
The extinction of a species is actually a part of natural life, in fact, the number of living things on earth today is estimated to be 5% of all living things that have ever lived.
The intensification of our hunger for seafood and water poses a serious threat to the aquatic creatures living on our planet. As the fish species living in shallow water decreases, fishermen keep their eyes on the deeper waters, thus endangering the future of the creatures living there.
Humans are the main reason why animals are going extinct. Other causes are derivatives created by humans.
Not all living things need humans to survive, but humans need these creatures, from the smallest cells to predators, in order to survive.If habitat (animals' living environment) destruction, unplanned population growth, construction, burning of forests, and wetland destruction continue, many species are in danger of extinction. No one can predict the dire consequences of the extinction of a species in the world or in its local area. This isn't going to happen anytime soon. For example, if the housefly that bothered us suddenly disappeared, animal carcasses would be taken everywhere. Or let's imagine that owls are gone; then the pressure on the voles is lifted.
Scientists say natural habitats on the continents have been divided by humans by fences, paved roads, farms and cities, turning them into disjointed habitats that some biologists call "virtual islands." The destruction of natural habitats, overfishing, climate change and pollution are other factors that contribute to the extinction of many species. “Without conscious protection, natural life will one day end. Even the mosquito needs protection. But the prohibitions do not rest. At this rate, there will be no such thing as nature.”
GREAT WHİTE SHARK
The Great White Shark with the scientific name "Carcharodon Carcharias" is the largest predatory fish that still exists. Adults can reach 6.1 meters in length and weigh up to 1,905 kilograms and their average life expectancy is 70 years. The females are larger than the males. The Great White Shark is found in the temperate waters of the world and therefore on the Mediterranean, Aegean and Marmara sea of Turkey.