When discussing the causes of endangerment, it is important to understand that individual species are not the only factors involved in this dilemma. Endangerment is a broadissue, one that involves the habitats and environments where species live and interact with one another. Although some measures are being taken to help specific cases of endangerment, the universalproblem cannot be solved until humans protect the natural environments where endangered species dwell.
There are many reasons why a particular species may become endangered. Although these factors canbe analyzed and grouped, there are many causes that appear repeatedly.
Plants and animals hold medicinal, agricultural, ecological, commercial and aesthetic/recreational value. Endangered speciesmust be protected and saved so that future generations can experience their presence and value.
Ways to help
One of the most important ways to help threatened plants and animals survive is toprotect their habitats permanently in national parks, nature reserves or wilderness areas. There they can live without too much interference from humans. It is also important to protect habitatsoutside reserves such as on farms and along roadsides.
Recycle, Reduce, And *Reuse*
Encourage your family to take public transportation. Walk or ride bicycles rather than using the car.Save energy by turning off lights, radios and the TV when you are not using them.
Turn off the tap while you brush your teeth and use water-saving devices on your toilet, taps andshowerhead.
Ask your parents to buy products and food without packaging whenever possible. Take your own bag to the store. It will reduce the amount of garbage and waste your family produces.Recycle your toys, books and games by donating them to a hospital, daycare, nursery school or children's charity.
Encourage your family to shop for organic fruits and vegetables....