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IN FRATERNAM MEAM
Sunday, August 19, 2007
IN DANGER OF DISAPPEARING
ENDANGERED SPECIES:

1996 - 98
Mammals ..... 484
Birds ............. 403
Reptiles ......... 100
Amphibians .... 49
Fish ............... 291
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Total --------------1,327


2006
Mammals ..... 510
Birds ............ 532
Reptiles ........ 174
Amphibians ...1,180
Fish ............. 491
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Total ------------2,887

An estimated 7,725 animal species, many of which live in Africa and Asia, are currently threatened with extinction, several because of hunting. A few examples:


1). BENGAL TIGER
DISTRIBUTION: Southern Asia
STATUS: Endangered
POPULATION: 3,000 to 4,500

2). LEATHERBACK TURTLE
DISTRIBUTION: Southern oceans
STATUS: Critically Endangered
POPULATION: Approximately 34,000 nesting females

3). PYGMY HIPPO
DISTRIBUTION: West Africa
STATUS: Endangered
POPULATION: Fewer than 3,000

4.) GIANT PANDA
DISTRIBUTION: Central China
STATUS: Endangered
POPULATION: About 1,600

5). BLACK RHINO
DISTRIBUTION: Southern Africa
STATUS: Critically endangered
POPULATION: Approximately 3,600

6). CLOUDED LEOPARD
DISTRIBUTION: Nepal, China,SE Asia
STATUS: Vulnerable
POPULATION: About 10,000

7). DAMA GAZELLE
DISTRIBUTION: Chad, Niger, Mali
STATUS: Critically endangered
POPULATION: Fewer than 500



(Source: NEWSWEEK MAG by: Marc Bain)


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