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Will these 10 species survive? by Tanya

January 25, 2010

The link to this article:

http://infoweb.newsbank.com/iw-search/we/InfoWeb?p_product=JRKP&p_theme=kids&p_action=doc&p_docid=12D6A5FFADBE05A0&p_docnum=8&p_nbid=Y67U4FGNMTE4NjY0MDU1NS40ODAyNzg6MTo1OjE2NDM1

The World Wildlife Fund(WWF)  has just released a 2010 list of the top ten animals that are in danger of not surviving. Most of these animals are the ones people know and love. Some of these animals are : tigers, polar bears, pacific walruses, magellanic penguins, leatherback turtles, mountain gorillas,bluefin tuna, monarch butterflies, javan rhinoceroses and giant pandas.They are in danger because of climate change and loss of their habitat. For example, tigers, gorillas,monarch butterflies and javan rhinoceros are losing their habitats because of deforestation or cutting down of forests. Polar bears, penguins, and walruses are suffering from hotter climates that is making the ice melt where they live. Bluefin tunas are being overfished for sushi and many leatherback turtles are killed during fishing.

I fellt sad when i read this list because it is full of animals I know and love. The worst part about all this is that human beings are responsibile for harming the environment. We are making these animals suffer because of our actions. Animals and our environment are sacred, and we must start taking strong actions to protect them.

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