The causes of the endanger to some endangered species
The Red list
The Red list is a list issued by the international union for conservation of the nature ( IUCN ) every year , and indicate the endangered species , and the endanger level of each case .
The International Union for Conservation of Nature ( IUCN ) was established in 1963 to protect the endangered species .
The endangered species are classified in an ascending order according to the the endanger level into three levels which are the vulnerable , the endangered and the critically endangered .
Examples of some endangered species
There are about 5000 endangered species and they are being followed up , and their status is under the investigation .
The Red List in 2008 included 450 endangered species , the most popular species are the bald eagle , the Panda bear , the ibis bird , the rhinoceros and the papyrus plant .
The panda bear inhabits Bamboo forests in the northeast China , And the cause of the endanger is due to the weak rate of the reproduction , And the rareness of the bamboo plant ( its only food ) which does not blossom except once every 100 years .
The Bald eagle head is covered with the white feathers which makes it look like the bald , And the cause of endanger is due to feeding on fish that contain the poisonous matter that is being dumped in the lakes and the rivers .
The cause of endanger to the Rhinoceros is due the over hunted for using its horns in some medical purposes . And its habitat is being transformed into the cultivated land .
The Ibis bird disappeared from Aswan but it is still found in Upstream Nile in Africa , And it must be imported back and reproduce its species in the protectorates which established in the Nile islands in Aswan . The cause of its endanger is due to the loss of its nests after building the High Dam .
The Papyrus plant is an aquatic plant that grew in the swamps of Upper Nile . The pharaohs used it in the manufacture writing papers . Now it is reproduced in the Pharaonic Village in Giza . The cause of endanger is due to the drying the swamps where they grow .