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Scientists have identified doomed to extinction of species

Created: August 1, 2016
Scientists have identified doomed to extinction of species
An international group of scientists called the animal, which will disappear by the end of the XXI century, if not taken serious measures for their conservation. The article, which describes the causes of the catastrophic decline of populations and strategies are possible salvation species is published in the journal BioScience.

Endangered organisms mainly refer to large mammals (megafauna). The authors point out that excessive hunting, as well as massive destruction of habitat due to deforestation leads to rapid disappearance of various species of large predators and rhinos and other herbivores.

The sharpest decreases the number of individuals of the western gorilla (Gorilla gorilla), the black rhino (Diceros bicornis), Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris), wild African ass (Equus africanus), Visayas warty pig (Sus cebifrons) and bull banteng (Bos javanicus).

Researchers believe that some species will soon be definitively attributed to extinct. This, for example, ICAM (Bos sauveli) and the northern white rhino (Ceratotherium simum cottoni). They can join the Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) and the Bactrian camel (Camelus Ferus).

According to scientists urgently need to strengthen measures to protect endangered organisms and their habitats, increase public funding and also change the attitude of people to the animal world.

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