TOP 10 OF THE ANIMALS THREATENED BY CLIMATE CHANGE
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Our Planet 🌎 Warmed. The threat of climate change is real, and our reliance on fossil fuels is the primary responsibility. If we do not make radical changes, global temperatures will continue to rise and this will have serious consequences for both men and animals.
Here is a list of 10 species that may disappear due to climate change.
10) COLUMBIAN SPOTTED FROG
Amphibians such as frogs 🐸 Are vulnerable to Desiccation And need wet conditions to reproduce. They are therefore threatened by climate change. The decline in water bodies in Yellowstone National Park, for example, is causing the population to decline. Columbia spotted frogs (Rana Luteiventris).
Climate change is also responsible for the rapid spread of the deadly chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium Dendrobatidis, which is putting amphibians around the world at risk.
9) STAGHORN CORAL
The Staghorn coral (Acropora Cevicornis) has experienced a population decline of more than 80 % since the 1970s, mainly due to climate change. It is listed as a critically endangered species on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Deer coral is particularly vulnerable to bleaching, increasing the temperature of the water causing the expulsion of symbiotic algae that provide it with its food.
Coral reefs are among the richest ecosystems in Earth's biodiversity. With the continuous increase in ocean temperature, we also risk the extinction of countless species that depend on reefs for their survival, such as clown and interlocking turtles.
8) AMERICAN PIKA
Near parent of rabbits and hares 🐰, the Pikas are adapted to cold alpine conditions and are very intolerant of high temperatures. The American Pika (Ochotona Princeps) withdrew on the upward slope to escape the rise in temperatures, and it is to be feared that the species would eventually have nowhere to go.
In some places, the populations of Pika of America have already completely disappeared. Other Pikas species from Eastern Europe and Asia face the same fateful fate.
7) THE ADÉLIE PENGUIN
The Manchot Adélie 🐧 (Pygoscelis Adeliae), a well-established Antarctic resident, faces difficult times due to climate change. Birds are in decline in the Western Antarctic Peninsula, which is one of the fastest growing areas on Earth.
Coastal nesting sites of Adélie penguins are less and less adapted to the survival of chicks, and prolonged periods of higher than usual ocean temperatures are detrimental to the ability of prey such as fish and krill to survive.
6) LEATHERBACK TURTLES
The Leatherback Turtle 🐢 (Dermochelys Coriacea), a half-tonne weight, is a giant among reptiles. Like all sea turtles, the leatherback turtle is threatened by bycatch, poaching and pollution.
Climate change is an additional and rapidly emerging threat to marine turtles from around the world. Rising sea levels 🌊 And extreme weather events take nests and reduce nesting habitat.
In marine turtles, the temperature of the sand determines the sex of the developing young: the warmest eggs transform into females, the coldest eggs in males. As a result of global warming, the genders of the turtles are likely to change, resulting in a decrease in the population.
5) THE KOALA
The Koala 🐨 (Phascolarctos Cinereus), the most iconic peluchial marsupial in Australia, is expected to become more challenging in the next century as a result of global warming. The koalas have an extremely specialized diet consisting solely of eucalyptus leaves. Increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reduces the nutritional value of leaves, leading to malnutrition and starvation among the Koalas.
Longer and more frequent droughts will increase the frequency of bushfires, which kill millions of live animals in forests such as koalas. Koalas will also be increasingly forced to descend from trees in search of water and new habitats during periods of drought, which will expose them to predators and traffic.
4) ATLANTIC COD
The Atlantic Cod🐟 (Gadus Morhua), a popular fish, has been the victim of decades of overfishing. While the establishment of fishing quotas has enabled stocks to recover, the recent rapid warming of the ocean has had serious consequences for the spawning and survival of cod, resulting in a further decline in populations.
Warming is believed to decrease the availability of zooplankton essential to the survival and development of young fish. In addition, to escape high temperatures, young fish are likely to venture into deeper waters where they are at greater risk of predation.
The Magnificous Monarchs🦋 (Danaus Plexippus) are famous for their impressive migrations across North America to reach the southern wintering grounds. Like all butterflies, the monarch is very sensitive to weather and climate. The increased frequency of extreme weather events threatens the future of this charismatic species.
In addition, the monarch's caterpillars only feed on milkweed-as the climate continues to warm, the butterfly's range becomes drier, leading to the loss of vital food plants.
2) RINGED SEAL
Ringed Seals (Pusa Hispida), the polar bear's favorite prey, is very dependent on Arctic sea ice and almost never comes on the mainland. The warming of spring temperatures and the early melting of the ice pack mean that nursing infants are prematurely separated from their mothers.
In addition, warmer ocean temperatures are likely to increase seal parasite populations, and the forced migration of seals to more stable ice habitats will facilitate the spread of disease.
1) POLAR BEAR
The Majestic Polar Bear (Ursus Maritimus), one of the florists of climate change awareness, is facing an uncertain future due to the depletion of sea ice in its Arctic habitat.
Longer and warmer summers mean that much of the Arctic Ocean is ice-free for long periods of time, reducing bears' access to their main prey, seals. As a result, bears are forced to spend more time searching on land, where they may conflict with humans.
We have just seen some species at risk from climate change related primarily to human activities. (rising seas, deforestation ..)
AtPanda Universewe are sensitive to the whole animal cause, the disappearance of these species proves once again that man is responsible. In order to preserve our planet and the diversity of animals, also pay attention to the footprint you leave for future generations.
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