EXPERIENCE IS THE TEACHER OF ALL THINGS
-Julius Ceaser

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Conservation Awareness Campaign

According to Wikipedia earth which is the third largest planet in the Solar system is “Home to millions of species including humans, Earth is the only place in the universe where life is known to exist. Scientific evidence indicates that the planet formed 4.54 billion years ago, and life appeared on its surface within a billion years.” –Wikipedia.

Charles Darwin, an English naturalist and most of us knew him through his theory of evolution “provided scientific evidence that all species of life have evolved over time from one or a few common ancestors through the process of natural selection.”

Maybe evolution had made many species of animal extinct and fossils found from time to time across continents might suggest that they are due to natural disaster or the Big Bang, in a narrower sense to describe the fundamental "fireball" that erupted at or close to an initial time-point in the history of our observed space time”.

When there was the great flood that swept away Noah’s follower who betray and refuse to prostrate to god, a pair of each animal were saved in the great Noah’s Ark, a vessel built at God’s command. If Allah the Almighty, as creator of the universe take steps to save animals why we as humans does not care about them?.

What we have today are preserves from the past and as a responsible being on earth we have to help preserves what we have today for future generations.

World Conservation Union , UICN “ through its Species Survival Commission (SSC) has for more than four decades been assessing the conservation status of species, subspecies, varieties and even selected subpopulations on a global scale in order to highlight taxa threatened with extinction, and therefore promote their conservation.

The following information is from UICN website.

Facts about Threatened Species

Fact sheets on key species in the 2007 IUCN Red List


African vultures


Banggai Cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni)


Bornean Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)


Galápagos Corals


Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus)


Mauritius Echo Parakeet (Psittacula eques)


Sumatran Orangutan (Pongo abelii)


Western Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla)


Yangtze River Dolphin or Baiji (Lipotes vexillifer)

How many species are threatened?

  • 16,306 species are threatened with extinction, but this may be a gross underestimate because fewer than 3% of the world’s 1.9 million described species have been assessed by the Red List.
  • Animals: 7,850
  • Plants, fungi & algae: 8,456
  • In major species groups, the percentage of threatened species ranges between 12% and 52%.
  • Birds: 12% or 1 in 8
    Mammals: 22% or 1 in 4 are threatened.
  • Amphibians: 31% or 1 in 3.
  • Turtles and tortoises: approximately 43%
  • Conifers: 28%
  • Cycads (an ancient group of plants): 52%

Read more……….

Let us all help protect the endangered species. Let us play our part.


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