Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Endangered Species...


Many animals and plants are on the verge of extinction.
By causing the species extinction with our modern lifestyle and disrespect for the environment, we are diminishing our own world too, and in an irreversible manner.
Extinction is forever, there's no coming back!
Research about some species that are in danger of extinction.
Write some facts about it, and publish your comments.
Use the Greenpeace site or any other.

95 Comments:

Anonymous NADINE Nº 15 Tª 11º E said...

wooly monkey is a monkey that lives in forests and if feeds of varied fruits, leves, samantes and some flyers and is in danger of extinguishing due á destruction it habitat and traffic of animals. The tail of the monkey-potbellied one is preênsil, as of the majority of the American primates, and it it uses constantly: to hang in trees, while it harvests leves and fruits of that if it feeds, to trepar in the trees, or to grasp themselves to a twig while it sleeps. This animal is found to a large extent in the Amazon region, but also it inhabits Colombia and Peru. The pelagem of the monkey-potbellied one is short and thick, being able to go of the ash to the black color. Small ears e the round head, entirely covered of the same short coats, give a inconfundível fisionomia to it. The tail, long and strong, has a bare plate of the side of inside, close to the tip. The monkey-potbellied one is dislocated with incredible rapidity and can give spectacular jumps of a tree for another one. In the soil bípede with the tail directed toward top adopts the position. It only lives or in flock, to the times found in the company of spider monkey or bugios. The youngling, always only, is born after a gestation of seven months and way. the period of life, in captivity, can arrive the twenty years.

10:46 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The animal that I choose is "Coruja-das-torres". It is a bird with 35cm.This bird live in trees and towers.
The bird is extinguishing ways because people destroyed natural habitat.

Rui M. 11ºB

3:48 pm  
Anonymous Priscila 11ºB said...

one animal in extinction is koala.the koalas is a ticket marsupial herbivore native to Australia, it is raisin 14 hours a day sleping and rest day to eat.
The Koala is broadly similar in appearance to the wombat (its closest living relative), but has a thicker, softer coat, much larger ears, and longer limbs, which are equipped with large, sharp claws to assist with climbing. Weight varies from about 14 kg for a large, southern male, to about 5 kg for a small northern female. they are of South Australia were largely exterminated during the early part of the 20th century, but the state has since been repopulated with Victorian stock. The Koala is not found in Tasmania or Western Australia.i likethe koalas iand i have pity the end!

9:15 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Extinction is a natural feature of evolution because for some especies to succeed, others must fail.
Today, the extinction rate is increasing rapidly as a result of human interference in natural ecosystems.
The Aye-aye is a mammal that lives in rain forests of Madagascar, a large island off the southeast coast of Africa. This solitary animal is nocturnal (most active at night). The Aye-aye spends most of its time in trees. During the day, the Aye-aye sleeps in a nest which is located in the fork of a tree. It builds the nest out of leaves and twigs. The Aye-aye is an endangered species.
The Aye-aye has large eyes, black hair, big ears, and a long, bushy tail. The body is 40 cm long plus a tail that is 61 cm long. It weighs about 2 kg. It has 5-fingered hands with flat nails, and the middle finger is very long.
The Aye-aye eats insects, insect larvae, and fruit (especially coconuts). The Aye-aye chews an opening in the bark of a tree, and it digs out insects or larvae of wood-boring insects with its long middle finger. It gnaws on the tree with its continuously growing incisors (sharp teeth at the front of the mouth).


Diana Q. nº9 11ºA

5:14 pm  
Anonymous João Pedro Pereira nº17 / 11ºD said...

Marine Turtles

Marine turtles it´s an endangered specie. Marine turtles are found primarily in tropical waters.
Seven of the 240 species of turtles on Earth are marine turtles. Marine turtles spend most of their life in the ocean and exist primarily in warm, tropical seas.
Marine turtle population numbers have been decreasing!!! The cause of this is very hard to determine, exactly because they are so long lived (perhaps to 100 or more years) and do not start reproducing until they are quite old (15 to 50 years). Some are accidentally caught in nets, others are caught for food or products, some are killed by man's pollution, and many die of natural causes (predation, starvation, natural disasters). Habitat destruction is another problem - females returning to their nesting beach may find a new maga-resort instead of sand.

4:58 pm  
Anonymous poliana said...

I chosse talk about the vibora cornuda, is the litlle animal (70cm9 but is very dangerous.
It is in exticion by many causes, the frist is the people to slaughter this animal because have fear, it´s normal because it is very dangerous, other cause is one myth who say :"Who to posseess its head will have more luck".
I tinck this is very stupid, I don´t agree to sloughter the animal for cause a myth... a stupid myth... but is only my opnion and unfortunately not this the more people.

poliana 11 b nº 21

6:59 pm  
Anonymous Cristina 11ºE said...

In my opinion Panda is a beatiful ans calm animal,and we must respect him.
This animal is disapearing because his habitat is suffer big chances and the only food that he eat is not enough (he's vegeterian).
We should help all the animals that are disapearing.

4:11 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The man,how do we know, have being the principal responsable for extintion of species, owing to pollute, exhaustive poach...are bad causes to destruction and contamination for habitats.
The criation to forest reserve is best choice to change this situations.
The animal that i choose is Iberian Wolf. It is an endagered species, exist, more or less, 16years, but in Portugal there are 2.5 years and situated at the North of country.
It changed your nourishment, because the coarse manners of man.
In 1988, the Iberian Wolf was considerated a protected species.

Bárbara nº5, 11ºB

5:51 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In our world there are about 1032200 mammal species. But we can see that this number decresing everyday the animals are in danger because they are many times used as decoration material.
The horns are used for necklaces, the heads of baby crocodils are used for key rings, the skin of the tiger can be utilized for dresses, purses or coats and so on.
The species can also be extinct when the natural balance of their habitat is spoiled. This may happen due to natural causes but nowadays the human intervention is the main responsible.
The species are threatened if they lose their shelters and their food.
Since the earth exists many species have been born, transformed or disappeared.
This destruction has occured throughiout millions of years and its getting worse.
Fortunatly there is a growing number of people and institutions that are concerned about the future of the endangered species. Some natural parks have been created in order to protect animals but their struggle is long and hard.
In spite of this hundreads of animals are in risk of disappering.
One of these cases is the whale.
The wales are ancient creatures, that sing the most beautiful underwater melody of all. The whale is the biggest animal on earth.
Within the same species there are bigger and smoller whales, for example, the whale from the artic and the whale from the antartic are different, not only in size but also in their way of life.
The whales are always an attractive target for illegal hunting. The whales are not only disappearing but they are also being hunted. The whale hunters don`t care about the fact that this species is becaming extinted so they keep on killing them.
Even a few days ago we found out that Finland is going to authorise whale hunters to go back to sea.

Sandra nº27
11ºD

7:26 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think now,the extintion is alarming but we can controle it.. But if the man don't take care of that animals, that situation is became out of controle.. The animals and the plants are very important to our world and to us.. but the man have a strange instint to distruct all the natural things.. in my opinion must existe most institucions to protect that indefense especies..I take care of him and i try give my litle contribute..
Ricardo Azevedo nº26 11ºD

1:36 pm  
Anonymous Eugénia 11º-D said...

The owls of towers are also a species in extinction roads. They are easy to identify for theire white facial disk and for the orange shade of their body. They are lonely birds and they measure are 35cm.
They are night and they have their very defined territory. They live in trees or high buildings and then their name comes.
They are traditionally considered symbols of wisdom.
They can be observed to the end of the afternoon traveling the fields in search of small rodents as mice, moles, birds and big insects.
They nidify between March and May and it puts 4 to 7 white eggs that are incubated by the female between 32 and 34 days.
This beautiful species is in extinction roads because the man has tendency to end with their habitat.
So, It’s necessary to preserve this species, for well of the Nature and for our conscience.

7:52 pm  
Anonymous Carla nº9 11º-D said...

Everything what we make has consequences in the Nature. The primitive men caused only light alterations but the modern man is responsible for great environmental damages. The species extinguish when if affect the balance of its environment. This can happen due the natural causes, but currently, the human intervention is the main cause.
The Iberian Lynx is an endangered specie. The Iberian lynx has the body covered of coats. It also presents lengthens facial coats, that if become notables in the winter and that they are an important organ of touch. It is a specie of the Iberian Peninsula and lives above all in the recondite mountainous areas, covered for wood and thicket.
The Iberian Lynx is a carnivorous animal; it mainly eats brave rabbits and partridges.
The Iberian Lynx is in ways of extinguishing due to destruction and fragmentation of its habitat, caused for the indiscriminate removal of the forest and of the construction of roads and barrages, illegal slaughter and excessive hunting of the brave rabbit.
To guarantee the survival of the Iberian Lynx it is necessary to assure the preservation of extensive areas of favourable habitat, nominated the zones of shelter and reproduction, through the establishment of protégées areas and to reduce the hunting of brave rabbits.
The Man is considered the main responsible for the worrying scenery of extinction of species that happens in the wild world, however, is also the Man who can develop efforts in the direction of to preserve biodiversity.

7:53 pm  
Anonymous Carla nº9 11º-D said...

Everything what we make has consequences in the Nature. The primitive men caused only light alterations but the modern man is responsible for great environmental damages. The species extinguish when if affect the balance of its environment. This can happen due the natural causes, but currently, the human intervention is the main cause.
The Iberian Lynx is an endangered specie. The Iberian lynx has the body covered of coats. It also presents lengthens facial coats, that if become notables in the winter and that they are an important organ of touch. It is a specie of the Iberian Peninsula and lives above all in the recondite mountainous areas, covered for wood and thicket.
The Iberian Lynx is a carnivorous animal; it mainly eats brave rabbits and partridges.
The Iberian Lynx is in ways of extinguishing due to destruction and fragmentation of its habitat, caused for the indiscriminate removal of the forest and of the construction of roads and barrages, illegal slaughter and excessive hunting of the brave rabbit.
To guarantee the survival of the Iberian Lynx it is necessary to assure the preservation of extensive areas of favourable habitat, nominated the zones of shelter and reproduction, through the establishment of protégées areas and to reduce the hunting of brave rabbits.
The Man is considered the main responsible for the worrying scenery of extinction of species that happens in the wild world, however, is also the Man who can develop efforts in the direction of to preserve biodiversity.

7:53 pm  
Anonymous Cátia Monteiro n.º10 11ºD said...

Nowadays, more and more species (animals and plants) are in extinction. Often this happens, because instead of Man protect your planet and your animals, he destroy them. It is on account of that, today a lot of species more beautiful that there are in our planet are in extinction.
One of them is Iberian Lynx. He has the body safe from furs, the belly is white yellowish and the extremity of tail is black, furthermore the Iberian Lynx has facials furs lengthen that are especially prominents in winter and that are a important organs of touch. This animal live on Iberian Peninsula in mountainous areas, but he like too, live in plains of Alentejo, where there are abundant hunting. He is a carnivorous animal of aggressive and territorial temperament and that eat, principally wild rabbit and partridges.
Iberian Lynx is a endangered specie due to destruction and fragmentation of your habitat, provoke by indiscriminate removal of forest and for construction of dams and roads. Your main source of food, the wild rabbit, die on account of illnesses and of exceeding hunting and this difficult your survival. However, the illegal slaughter and the running aver in road, contribute too for extinction of this animal.
But, for that Iberian Lynx could survive, Man has to intervene. As such, is indispensable to secure the preservation of vast areas of positive habitat, particularly the areas of shelter and reproduction, through of the establishment of protected areas.
In our country, in addition to Iberian Lynx, there are, unfortunately, a lot of endangered species, like holly, vibora cornuda or lampreia.
I believe that pollution essentially affects animals’ habitats and destroys species. One of the solutions humans have found for these problems was the creation of zoos. Nevertheless, as all solutions, there’s always a dark side…

8:48 pm  
Anonymous Ismael Nº15 / 11ºD said...

The giant Panda

I choosed this animal because is a fact that all the world knows that this is a cute and beautifull animal that is the symbol of W.W.F. Since 1961, and the location of this animal is in Southwest China (Gansu, Shaanxi, and Sichuan Provinces) to the east of the Tibetan plateau. Poach is still bring a closer end to the specie of this specie. There are approximately 1,600 individuals in the wild, what is very very small population. Recently the W.W.F. helped the Chinese government to start a program to protect the habitat of the Giant Panda.
This bambu eaters is considered a national treasure in China, and it comes under the highest category of legal protection. What about cloning? Can genetic science save this species? Endangered species conservation means the conservation of a natural species population and its habitat. Cloning cannot solve any of the problems a panda faces in the wild. Protecting wild panda populations and their habitat is still the most efficient, direct, and cost-effective way to save the giant panda.

9:32 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I chose the Iberian Lynx because they live in Portugal(my country) and Spain.
The Iberian Lynx, the most endangered of the world’s 36 cats, stands on the edge of extinction. The latest studies, based on DNA analysis, make depressing reading. Despite decades of protection, millions of pesetas and euros spent, hundreds of studies, and the work of some of Europe’s best conservationists and zoologists, just over one hundred viable adults remain in the wild (in comparison, say, with some 8,000 tigers) divided between two unconnected breeding populations in Andalusia. Whoever and whatever is to blame, the lynx’s imminent disappearance will be the first extinction of a world feline and will forever leave a dark mark on Spanish amd Portuguese conservationism.
We all can save, not just the Iberian Lynx, but all endangered species in the World

Pedro Pereira
11ºB Nº19

11:13 pm  
Anonymous Patrícia nº25 11ºD said...

The Meek Giant Panda...
Plant and animal species are the foundation of healthy ecosystems. Humans depend on ecosystems such as costal estuaries, prairie grasslands and ancient forests to purify their air, clean their water and supply them with food. When species become endangered, it's an indicator that the health of these vital ecosystems is beginning to unravel. In spite of these animals need us, our quality of life and future generations depend on them. For that same reason, we must protect their habitats permanently in national parks, nature reserves or wilderness areas.
I'll talk about one of the most popular endangered species in Asia: Giant pandas. These animals are so sweet and beautiful… When I see their pictures, they transmit me an image of innocence and peace as they want to ask my help. Their look seems so docile and peaceful that makes me sad to believe that these wonderful creatures can simply disappear of globe. Giant pandas have long been a favourite of the public, maybe because of their quiet personalities.
Today, unfortunately, only 1600 pandas survive on Earth. The male panda stands up to five feet tall, and weighs up to 265 pounds (120.2 kilograms). The female is smaller and weighs less. They can live 20-30 years old. Pandas live in six small forest fragments in southwestern China. In this country, there are more than one billion of people who build more cities and farms and use more natural resources, therefore, giant bears lose their homes. These nice pandas are considered a national treasure in China. For instance, poaching is uncommon, killing a panda was punishable in China by death until a 1997 law changed the penalty to 20 years imprisonment. There are some reasons that explain why pandas are endangered: low reproductive rate, habitat destruction, bamboo shortages and hunting (when hunters set snares for other animals, the traps often kill pandas). Despite giant pandas are carnivores, bamboo is the most important plant in a giant panda’s life. They spend 12 hours each day eating bamboo, because it’s so low in nutrients! So, they have also been known to eat grasses, bulbs, fruits and some insects…
During my search, I found some curiosities that I would like to tell you:
- Giant Pandas are curious and playful, especially when they’re young. In zoos, they like to play with enrichment items like piles of ice, puzzles made of bamboo with food inside!
- Pandas make a bleating sound. It’s a friendly sound, a greeting!
- These sweet bears developed the contrasting black and white colours over time so they would stand out in the forest and be able to find each other to mate.
Work to keep these loving bears from becoming extinct. In China, wildlife reserves have been established to ensure that the remaining wild pandas have space to live, eat and move around without human interference.

All beings have the right of happiness… The world, together, can save them while it’s possible because… extinction is forever!!

5:03 pm  
Anonymous Rolando Silva 11ºE said...

Siberian tiger

The Siberian tiger is one of them animals in extinction.
The reason to such happening duty the fur this animal that was used by the production the coat because it have a fantastic fur.
The tiger went chase, capture, and dead throughout years and ever this to satisfy the vanity some people. But ever this don’t went only vanity but also through greed and wish to make rich that Man have and looked this how one recourse to reach wealth.
Now there are less fifty tigers in Siberian.

4:48 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daniela Teixeira, n.º.9_11ºE


Specie name- Ararinha Azul
English name- Spix's macaw
specie- bird
length- 27/56 centimetres
tail length- 35 centimetres
color- blue
weight- 350 grams

Extinction causes: this specie will be desappearing and is population, who are small and restricted, are put in danger.
This fact happens due to capture for animal traffic with idea of use this animal like pet and destruction of your original habitat.
this specie is known as too much rare. So, we must protect her and thus protect biodiversity.

9:41 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daniela Teixeira, n.º.9_11ºE


Specie name- Ararinha Azul
English name- Spix's macaw
specie- bird
length- 27/56 centimetres
tail length- 35 centimetres
color- blue
weight- 350 grams

Extinction causes: this specie will be desappearing and is population, who are small and restricted, are put in danger.
This fact happens due to capture for animal traffic with idea of use this animal like pet and destruction of your original habitat.
this specie is known as too much rare. So, we must protect her and thus protect biodiversity.

9:41 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Píton-reticulada inhabits in the hot tropical forests and humid, where her colour gets confused with the vegetation. Her length varies between the six and the nine meters. In spite of the size, that it is frightening, this Píton is as docile as the boa and even it can be tamed. So much in captivity as in her natural atmosphere, Píton has for habit to rest in the daytime and to hunt at night. It is an animal that adore water. She likes so much of the water that gets to be the day complete in a pleasant immersion bath just with the head outside. But it is one of many encourage that is in extinction roads.


Pedro Martins, nº20, 11ºE

3:49 pm  
Anonymous Flávia Cunha_11ºB said...

A “golden” story about conservation:

With the size of a squirrel, golden red hair and an impressive mane just like a lion, the Capuchin monkey golden lion can only be found in a very specific region of the world: the Atlantic coast of the Brazilian rain-forest.
It’s one of the most attractive and rare monkeys. So rare that in the past 30 years, Capuchin monkey golden lion has been in extinction danger. It was illegally captured, and it’s habitat was mass destructed. Since then, lots of efforts have been made to give the Capuchin a safer future.



• Disappearing forest- the high price of evolution:

The rain forests, Capuchin’s homeland, once covered millions of square kilometres. Today, there is only a small portion left of that forest after decades of industrial exploration. With no trees, that sheltered and feed, and with lots of hunters, the Capuchin population number rapidly fell.



• An international protecting project:

WWF (World Wide Fund) and a non-governmental Brazilian organization, the Capuchin monkey golden lion’s association, already had some success in convincing the land owners to use their forest areas as a shelter to the Capuchin monkey golden lion.
One of the other projects is the creation of tree “corridors” that connect two forests or even more, allowing the monkeys to move with no limits in order to mate with other groups. The first corridor has already been established and after a while, the Capuchin monkey golden lion seem to use this protected channel already.



• Another solution is the captivity creation:

The captivity creation includes more than 140 zoos all over the world.
The reproductive couples are carefully treated and monitored in captivity so that they produce healthy descendants. The babies are helping to confirm that the specie survives much longer.
Some zoo created animals, have already been realised in protected forest zones, and the results are pretty encouraging until now.
The Capuchin monkey golden lion is a successful conservation story.



*The birth of the 1000th Capuchin in freedom was celebrated by the conservers all around the world in 2001. These fighters objective is a self-reproductive population of about 2000 Capuchin monkey golden lions in 2025.

The main threat to these "sweeties" is the lost of their habitat and the consecutive hunting. In other words, MAN… So let’s be conscious and fight against that!!

8:44 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Problem in South Africa

The depredation of the vegetable and animal biodiversity has been manifesting her in several ways: through the free pasturing, assuming in this process the bovid and bovine cattle, the largest actions in the devastation of the vegetable place setting and in the degradation of habitats of species; she hunts the animals; firewood exploration and crop of herbaceous species, and arboreal. The perception of the state of degradation of the biological resources for the Government is prudent in the Law of Bases of the Atmosphere that it contemplates the "preservation of the fauna and flora of Cape Verde", and for the publication of some Ordinances Regulate.


Tiago Mendes Nº26 11ºE

12:31 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

White Tiger

Characteristic
The Tiger-white is a lonely hunter and nocturne, that it can travel distances from 10 to 20 km in only one night. The tiger lives on average 20 years, and the male lives less than the female, for they be always in confrontation with other males because of the preys. He weighs 300kg, 1 meter of height and 3 meters in length (being 80cm of tail). In the order of the carnivores, the only animal that crosses him/it in size it is the bear.
Original of oriental Siberia, there are 20 or 30 thousand years, it left for the conquest of the vast territory that today occupies in the Asian continent. He runs the speed of up to 80,00 km/h and the can jump a height from 5 to 6 meters; however, it is not capable to climb trees.
His sense more sharpened is the audition. The view is so weak that it doesn't distinguish, besides a hundred steps; the olfaction practically in exists. He hunts at night or to the dawn; the rest of the time is to sleep. They don't usually attack the man, the ones that make him/it, they are animal old or sick.

Species:
He lives in Asia and the species is divided in two main subspecies’s, Tiger-give-Siberia, that receives the scientific name of Panther Tigris altaicae, and Tiger-of-Bengal, that is classified as Panthers Tigris.
. The population of Indian tigers decreased from 4.300 to 3.500 in the last 11 years. Between 200 and 300 tigres they are died a year in India




Tiago joel nº 27 11ºE

12:33 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The animal that I chose that it is in extinguishing ways is the Panda Vermelha. It can be found in Nepal, in the Sikkim, north of the Birmânia and south of China, and its natural habitat is mainly in the trees. The Panda Vermelha can is fed of grass, fruits, raízes and sprouts of bamboo and also eat flyers and create of birds. The height is of thirty and five cm with length k can go up to sixty cm, with more than forty cm of cauda.O its weight are of four kilos. The Panda Vermelha can have of one the four creates, with a time of eight life the ten years of life. This especie must be conserved because it is a species that finds threatened due to the destruction of its habitat over all.




Diogo Sampaio Nº11 11ºB

4:00 pm  
Anonymous Rui Carvalho_nº23_11ºB said...

Elephants

Elephants are the unique animals with 4 knees. They have quite thick pelt, so they are pachyderms. They eat nearly 230 kg of food per day.
These animals mourn each other by transporting the bones of the animal to a kind of “cemetery”. After their death elephants can still stay on foot. The weight of this animal is between 4 to 7 tons in an adult age and 100kg when a newborn.
The elephant’s trunk is moved by more than 4000 muscles.
As we can see, elephants are a very complex animal and very important to their habitat. Scientists believe that in 2010 they will be extinct, as a result of the excessive elephant hunting to remove their ivory that is very expensive and very precious.
In my opinion, small things should be done, to try to finish the extinction of elephants, because they are a very old animal with an important background. Maybe protecting them more and try to save them from “poachers”.

11:45 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Iberian lynx is one of the most endangered of the world’s 36 cats, stands on the edge of extinction. They are a potent symbol for Spain and Portugal.
In all probability, like the wolf and the bear, the lynx would have withstood Spain’s rush into modernity, if it had not been for the single most important factor in the animals extinction, the catastrophic decline of its favourite prey, the rabbit, by two successive diseases. Quite simply, where there are no rabbits, there are no lynxes.
There are, of course, other factors responsible for the lynx’s decline. The extensive use of traps and snares in recent times to kill foxes rather than lynxes have claimed many individuals. Some people will kill any foxes, genets or mongoose they come across as they are a threat to their food source and so, consequently, these animals the object of many a snore, keep a wide girth of areas where the lynx is present. The best pest control for a farmer is the presence of lynxes because lynxes mean “less chicken killed and more, not less rabbits to shoot”.
Some lynx conservation strategies are the creation of areas sufficiently big an safe enough to allow dispersion moving lynxes artificially is also an option and captive breeding is another.
Finally, the only ray of hope for the lynx is the strength and stability of the population and the coordinated government, backed programme to sake the lynx.
Ana Fonseca Nº2, 11ºE.

12:34 am  
Anonymous Lucília 11.ºD said...

The main causes of the extinctions are current of the pollution, destruction and contamination of the ecosystems. What leads to the destruction of habitats and alimentary resources, being still his pressure more worsened by the exhausting hunt what a lot of species are subject. At global level they are several the species in extinction roads as, for instance the whales and the pandas, species whose effective number doesn’t allow, without an intervention seeking your recovery, to maintain the viable species for very more time.
The creation of natural reservations and the procreation in capacity, followed by your liberation in protected areas, they are some in the ways of avoiding extinction of these species.
In Portugal it is of pointing out the danger in that meet some species of preys and above all, the already almost uninhabitable extinction of a type of only feline in the world: the lynx of the mountain of Malcata.
More than 90% of the species that to today extinguished they disappeared along the geological times. They began to extinguish for natural processes. The human species determine the extinction of a lot of species, through hunting, he has disorganized in such way the natural world of certain populations that he turned impossible their survival.

10:17 am  
Anonymous Andreia Azevedo 11ºD said...

One of the animals that are spoken a lot about being in extinction roads it is the Iberian lynx. This animal has an activity night, although that during the day travels your territory. It is a good creep and a solitary animal. They are smaller than the normal. Yours create when they are born they are blind and deaf and she has a layer of for to the fine ones.
The extinction of these encourages and of many other species happens because a lot of people don’t also respect them to them, when they hunt them and they kill for us to remove them your skins.

10:18 am  
Anonymous Ana Isabel 10ºD said...

The extinction of plants also exists.

Portugal had a great forest area. Because of fires, the pollution and to the large-scale destruction, they had diminished significantly. The reduction of the number of trees can lead to the species disappearance, as it can happen with the holly and the Oak. Because of its green leafs, that if keep in the winter, and its red fruits, holly is very used as Christmas decoration. The pick of holly transformed this specie into threatened species.
In the past, forest was abundant in oaks, but when if it discovered that the wood of this tree, it was good, quickly it transformed these forests in movables. Others of the principal incidents were the disappearance provoked by fires.

Nowadays the oak, hollies..., are threatened species, and if we don’t take measures, today, they won’t leave to exist.

4:23 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The tiger is an animal of the felidae family, of kind PANTHERA, and generally live in areas with trees and clearings of some regions of eastern Asia and India.
The tiger (PANTHERA TIGRIS) is the bigger felidae. It has dark striped fur and this striped covering is an adaptation related with their predatory instinct in spaces more or less covered .
The tigers are animals natives of Siberia where from irradiated to attain the more meridionals areas of tropical Asia.
In their progressive and slow expansion for south ,the tigers went adapte to habitats of many natural regions, given origin to many diferent races and diferent geographical distribution.
According some naturalists ,this races are eight, from gigantic hairy tigers of Siberia to the little tigers of baliz island.
From all the subspecies the biggest is the Siberia tiger who have more of three metres between 2,28 and 2,95 metres of hair to trunk and, still one tail with 75 to 91 centimetres of length and can attain the weight of 292 kilos. In regions where they live can pass unnoticed due their striped fur. Their deep colour can be yellowish to the whitish. The females are one little more shorts than mules.
Normally, the tigers prefere the tapeworm life. The mules and the females hunt fer itself and eat preys separating. Their carnivorous nourishment is based in herbivorous.
The couple can occur in any epoch of year, depend of the area where live the animales and the gestation period last from 15 to 16 months. The tigers enter in their mating seson in any epoch of year, in India from November to March, on Malasia in the month of December and on Manchuria between March and June.
The longevity of one tiger is on an average 20 years.
Out of India and the largers russian parks, the tigers are on endangered specie. Six of eight races are in danger of extinction that contribute to the annual loss of biodiversity that is one more preocupation for their amplitude and velocity. The extintion os species constitute without doubt, one big environmental question.


Alexandra 11ºb

4:43 pm  
Anonymous Daniela Azevedo, n.º 8, 11.º E said...

I choose Mico Leão Dourado, because in my opinion it is a very funny and very blonde animal... ;)
In future it can be extinct in cause of his traffic and it suffer an habitat destrucion.
Nowadays it lives in Biologic Reserve of Poço das Antas in Silva Jardim town.

4:46 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The animal that I chose was the Panda. It is an extra docile animal and shy, hardly it attacks the man only when he is irritated. The panda lives in the forests of China, more properly the panda inhabits the mountain ranges of Minshan, Qinling, Qionglai, Liangshan, Daxiangling and Xiaoxiangling. Are mountains covered for humid forest of conifers, ideal habitat for the species of bamboo of which if it feeds. They are considered one of richest ecosystems of tempering climate of the planet. The heights where the panda if distributes vary between 1.200 and 3.400 m. E is threatened by the hunting, destruction of the habitat and the sprout of bamboo, that feeds it.

Rute Almeida 11ºB

5:44 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

specie name- onça pintada
specie- felidae
english name- Jaguar
Habitat-Florest and savannhs
Maturity- 3 the 4 years
Adult weight- 36 yhe 158 kg
Cause of extintion- Poaching and habitat destruction.

This animal habit in the humid florest in magins of the rivers and in the amazonia, for exemple.
Jaguar sometimes get escape the human presence, and are rares of cases of a big and ample territory by sueviver. the Jaguar in Brasil "invade" the ranchs in search of the domestic animals, the proprietors finished by kill this animal abruptly, the that provoke the extintion this animal.
The Jaguar is then a the species in extintion in Brasil and In the "world".....:(

9:22 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

célia, 11E

1:01 am  
Anonymous Simão Pinto, nº25,11ºE said...

Nowadays the extinction is a serious problems for all world!Isn't a problms of Africa, or Asia is OUR problem!!
The animals in extinction has as main problem the fact of their home has been destroied... Much or their lands has been used for agriculture, so most of the habitat is now very confined,
because much oh those animals cannot migrate between habitats...
And if these animals remain isolated they have a much chance of extinction.
The solution for these problems has to started, in my opinion, with: more field studies of wild animals, ecology and behavior; increasing nature reserves; building local capacities for nature reserve management; continued reaserch and monitoring...
Of course taht most people cannot do this alone, but we all can contribute with our donation, that will have a positive effect for the animals!!

11:34 am  
Anonymous Francisco, nº13, 11ºA said...

There's an animal that fascinates me: the great white shark. However this superb animal is on the brink of extinction. Overwhelming phishing, human hunting, weather changes and ocean pollution are destroying their habitats consequently they are disappearing fastly from our wildlife. Another serious problem is the great demand that their fins have in asian countries, because in those countries people believe that fins have special characteristics to heal sexual problems and other diseases, so "Whities" are mutilated in open sea and many of them are thrown back to water still alive. That's an awful cruelty!!!
All animal deserve to live as we do, but this immense and ancient animal has special responsibilities on the ocean balance worldwide. And we are destroying it. Fastly.

Francisco, nº13, 11ºA

12:03 pm  
Anonymous Inês, nº14,11ºE said...

I love animals: from the most fragile little creatures to the biggest wild specimen. It is hard to imagine our planet without them.
But, among all the species I'm really fond of marine species and the big wild beats: the panthers, the tigers, the elephants, the lions, the lynxes and the bears. However, from the above animals, most of them in danger of extintion, I detach the Iberian Lynx as the most important one.
The Iberian Lynx is, above all, nocturnal and hunts at first light. It can swim well, climbs trees excellently and covers, on average, a distance of 7 kms daily.
It has extremely acute vision and will pursue its prey for large distances. It is generally a solitary animal but has been observed hunting in groups. Prey is usually carried a considerable distance before being eaten and the remains are always buried. A variety of locations are utilised for breeding and rearing its young, including depressions under the spine covered thickets (where it makes nests of grass and twigs), burrows, hollow trees and even old stork's nests.
The Iberian Lynx is extraordinarily specialised at trophic and habitat levels. It feeds almost exclusively on wild rabbit and occurs in areas of dense scrub and woodland where human presence is practically non-existent, namely in the native Mediterranean Scrub of the centre and south of the peninsula which is constituted mainly of holm-oak, cork and arbutus.
Its rarity, together with its solitary and elusive behaviour, makes its observation, and even its detection, very difficult. Consequently, its existence in a specific region can pass completely unnoticed, even by people who have lived there all their lives.
However, every time I watch them I keep thinking that Man has been destroying our planet (which is 4,600 million years old) since the Industrial Revolution: killing animals and plants, polluting the air, the sea and the land. It's a great disaster.
In fact we have been acting like gods throughout the last centuries: ambition and greediness have become dangerous weapons against Mother Nature and we have been destroying our own «home»!!!
So, we can conclude that we should make endangered species a vivid presence in the lives of all people. Make clear to them that each of these species has a name, has a history of millions of years and has its place in the world. Bring us face to face with each of these species. Make us understand that they are our companions in the biosphere. They are not just to be considered once in a while, but are part of our existence…….part of us...

12:35 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tigers

Pollution, hunting, overharvesting and deforestation are the enemies of wildlife. These destroy endagered species habitats leaving them without a place to live and destroying their food.
Tigers are on the brink of extinction. Causes like human expansion brought all species of tiger to the brink of extinction. Indeed, over the past century, 3 of the 8 sub-species that existed became extinct; the Caspian, Javan and Balinese tigers. All remaining sub-species of tiger are endangered, making the tiger species as a whole nearly extinct.
To conclude, we must protect the animals and there are a lot of things that everybody can do. If we want, we can to do help save our animals and our world.

Maria João - 11ºE - nº17

12:50 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We live in a planet full of life, where live us and many other species. We are responsible by this species because we are the only that’s able to think.
Everything that we do have consequences in Nature that surround us.
Our behaviour in face on the environment is bad. We don’t recycle, don’t worry with water that in a near future will be very rare and we emit to the atmosphere very polluting fumes.
Other problem that affects the environment is desforestation because it puts in risk very species. This species would be extinct because they suffer from an imbalance in their habitat.
One animal that can disappear is panda. In all world there are just 1000 members of this specie. Besides, this 1000, don’t live in their natural habitat, they’re living in forests reserves.
The most important causes that are responsible by their extinction are: the slowly develop of bambu, which is the plant, these animals feed. The other cause is the furtive hunting.
Sometimes animals are killed because of their skin. Humans can do clothes, shoes, bags, etc. with it, which makes it very precious.
We have the responsibility to stop this and save environment and planet.

Lúcia Freitas n.º16 11ºE

3:26 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The iberian-lynx belongs to the Felidae family and can be found in the mediterranean woods and thickets. It is a nocturnal carnivorous and a great hunter which feeds itself with wild rabbit. However, actually, it’s considered the most threatened feline in the world, being classified like an endangered specie.
The decrease of the members of this specie has been caused by the destruction of its habitat by man to plant other forest species like pines and eucalyptus (that are more lucrative species) and also by the pronouced decrease of the populations of wild rabbits. Poaching has also led to this almost extinction of the iberian-lynx.
In the 80’s, people fear that only 50 members of this specie inhabited Portugal and in our days, this animal of black spots is suffering with the damages of the man of the XX century. However, our actions can reverse this situation and try that the iberian-lynx, the “lobo-cerval”, the “liberne”, or the “gato-cravo” don’t live only in our grandparents’s memory, but live, in fact, in the iberian woods and plains to be visited by the grandsons of our grandsons.

Marta Costa n.º18 11ºE

3:29 pm  
Anonymous cesar ferreira nº4 11ºA said...

According to experts, endangered species is a result of evolution of nature, some species died and others appear.

Humans are responsible for many extinctions of species. Humans just think in themselves.
I choose iberic-lice for represent it situation while endangered specie,.
Nowadays this animal is respected the most menacing feline of world and are classifying as endangered specie by Red books of Portugal, Spain and UICN( the world conservation union). Also are protected by Bern agreement.
The main menace to iberic-lince are the conspicuous regression of wild-rabbit and the destruction of Mediterranean habitats. The regression of that specie in Portugal started when campaign of wheat arised at 30s-40s, at the time it habitat was reduced. After some time some epidemics (like mixomatose and hemorrhagic epidemie) were answerable to extinction of wild-rabbit, principal fang in iberic-lince´s diet. Associated with these factors , poachers were blamed too.
Is very pressing help Endangered species, and like ibric-lince exist many cases really alarming.
César Luciano M. Ferreira nº 4 11ºA

4:11 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Royal – Eagle (Águia – Real)

The royal – eagle is also known as the “Queen of the Mountains”, because she has almost 1 m from a wing to another. This bird lives in the highlands and in the mountains; she is often seen flying around at a great altitude (?).
The royal – eagle is brown and she is carnivore, which means that she hunts small animals like rabbits, mice and sometimes tiny birds. Once she sees her prey, she closes her wings and makes a peak (?) flight till she reaches it, usually she doesn’t fail.
This eagle is in risk of extinction because mankind is destroying her habitat and her food. The Royal Eagle scientific name is “Aquila chrysaetos”, she has a great influence in the natural world, so we must save her in order to maintain the order in the food chain.

Gustavo Alves nº4 11º E

6:31 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the animal that i chose to talk is The Ounce-black color, also known for black Panther, because is a beautiful animal, its very agile, It arrives to reach 3 meters of the tip of the tail to the tip of the snout and to weigh more than 140kg, being that the male, as of custom in the mammals, is little bigger that the female. He is an excellent hunter, the felino greater of Americas, and presents much force in maxilar, thus being able, capturing canine tooth of great average e transport, as deer, tapirs, capivaras and pig-savage. It can also be an opportunist, already cases of Ounces had been seen capturing alligator in firm land, what it is not so common.It is also a solitary animal and of habit nocturnal animal. The hard gestation about 3 months and to each hatch 1 the 3 younglings, that are born blind and entirely dependents of the ancestor.
It is threatened of extinguishing, mainly for being hunted by the beauty of its skin.

joana sousa Nº16 11ºB

7:10 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ANIMALS IN EXTINGUISHING WAYS Since that the land exists, numerous species of animals had been dying and passed some years they had been substituted. The men had destroyed many species of animals in little time. Never more they will be substituted, why she is necessary to save the ones that remain. Dodó is a species of a disappeared bird; the sailors who disembarked for the Maurícia Island hunt-in the one to eat it. He also constituted imprisoned of rats and the pigs taken for the ships. The crocodiles also are died because of its skin: to changed it it into bags, shoes, wallets… They are to rarear. They are proteges, but the furtive hunters continue the caçalos. The gravial of ganges, that you see here, is one of the threatened species more.


filipe marinho nº11 11ºA

7:57 pm  
Anonymous Genoveva Carvalho 11ºd said...

Iberian Lynx

There are in all over the world, many species of animals that are in the verge of becoming extinct, like us blue whale, polar bear, or panda bear.
However, Iberian Lynx, this wild cat called me more attention, so I resolve to talk about it.
This specie of feline, feeds themselves speciality of rabbits, and live in woods, forest and thickets. In last decades, we could see these animals in the southwest of Portugal, in Algarve, Alentejo, or Vale do Sado. But now, there are approximation 100 individuals and they exist only in Spain, because, unfortunality, they were already extincted here.
However, I think, that we can save the Iberian Lynx, for example, through captivity.
Therefore, we can’t desist of see these marvellous species, with very strokes, living in their natural habitat. We must help the animals because extinction is forever.

8:35 pm  
Anonymous narcisa guimarães 11ºd said...

BLUE WHALE
In the middle of so many development, we forget where everything started: nature. We forget animals, plants and sometimes we forget ourselves, because killing nature we kill ourselves.
There’s a beautiful animal, called blue whale, and it’s an example of what we’re doing with nature and the world.
The blue whale exceeds every other animal on earth in mass and size. It is bigger than 25 elephants combined; longer than a Brontosaurus and a Tyrannosaurus rex lying next to each other. It can weigh up to 136,400 kg (300,000 lb) and grow as long as 33.6 m (110 feet). Its body is long, somewhat tapered, with a head that is broad and flat. Its blowholes produce a blow of over 6 meters (20 feet) high. Although its body is smooth and relatively free of parasites, barnacles attach themselves to the edge of the fluke, and occasionally to the tip of the flippers and dorsal fin. The blue whale is blue-grey in colour, while the undersides of its flippers are a lighter colour or even white. The blue whale can be found in all major oceans around the world. Its populations were harshly depleted because of commercial whaling, which was outlawed in 1964. Even in the absence of commercial whaling, the blue whale's suffering population has not dramatically increased in recent years, and it remains an endangered species.
We have to save them, we get to save the world. It’s in our hands to make this world a better one.

8:36 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Florida Panther is a large and a long tailed cat (felidae) with a great color variation. It has pale brown or rusty upper parts, dull white or buffy under parts, a long tail, back of ears and the sides of the nose are darkbrown or black. A florida Panther´s weigh is about 45 to 75kg (male) and a female weigh is about 30 to 45kg. Panther measure from 1.80 to 2.20m from the nose to the tail. Panther can eat 9 to 14kg of meat at one time, and a female with kittens can consume even more. Panthers stalk their prey, moving silently and freezing to avoid detection. Their front paws, with claws extended, grasp the prey arround its neck and shoulders while the the claws of the hind feet dig into the prey´s flanks. Panthers usualy kill large preys by a bite to the back of the neck and sometimes the animal is killed by a suffocating bite to the thrroat. Panther only attack humans if food is scarce. Some of their prey are being killed off too. The Panther needs help or they won´t be around here in 30 years. There are approimantely 30 to 50 panthers left in the wild. If people stop killing/hunting panthers and stop to destroy their natural habitat, perhaps they can reproduce them selves and be saved from extinction.

Jorge Miguel nº16 11ºA

10:13 pm  
Anonymous Jorge Miguel nº16 11ºA said...

The Florida Panther is a large and a long tailed cat (felidae) with a great color variation. It has pale brown or rusty upper parts, dull white or buffy under parts, a long tail, back of ears and the sides of the nose are darkbrown or black. A florida Panther´s weigh is about 45 to 75kg (male) and a female weigh is about 30 to 45kg. Panther measure from 1.80 to 2.20m from the nose to the tail. Panther can eat 9 to 14kg of meat at one time, and a female with kittens can consume even more. Panthers stalk their prey, moving silently and freezing to avoid detection. Their front paws, with claws extended, grasp the prey arround its neck and shoulders while the the claws of the hind feet dig into the prey´s flanks. Panthers usualy kill large preys by a bite to the back of the neck and sometimes the animal is killed by a suffocating bite to the thrroat. Panther only attack humans if food is scarce. Panthers like most cats (felidae) are solitary hunters. the Florida Panther lives any where from Florida, Lousisiana, Arkansaw, Mississipi and Texas. The Florida Panther is rare to see. His favorite habitat is the Florida Everglades. The Florida Panther is a rare specie. It is endangered because hunters have killing them and their prey off. Some of their prey are being killed off too. The Panther needs help or they won´t be around here in 30 years. There are approimantely 30 to 50 panthers left in the wild. If people stop killing/hunting panthers and stop to destroy their natural habitat, perhaps they can reproduce them selves and be saved from extinction.

Jorge Miguel nº16 11ºA

10:41 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The condor is an American vulture with more than three meters of span. Exist two types of condor, a species lives in Andes and the other in extinction roads lives in the mountains of the south of California. The condor is now reduced to the population which lives in the captivity. In 1974 the condor was reduced to a population of 17 individuals. The condor procreates only of two in two years taking from five to seven years to reach the sexual maturity.
The condors are big birds, of mountains, where they travel vast areas in search of food. The length of the condor of Andes is about 90 centimetres. The condor has a span of 3 meters, what turns it one of the largest flying birds of the world.
The paws are very big, with long fingers and claws, but too weak to kill arrested alive.
The nest is built in the ground, in a rocky saliency or in a cave where only an egg is put.

12:37 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Asian rhinoceroses are whole in advanced extinction state. The one of Java (in Indonesia) it is, however, that that larger danger presents, since, in freedom, they should not exist much more than 50 animals. This number can already be insufficient to guarantee the continuity of the species, however, it is to an effort at this time to be developed at world level to invert this tendency. The rhinoceros of Java only has a horn and your skin is not flat, forming a type of put upon shells and hard and thick wrinkles.

Daniela 11ºB

12:37 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In all the world there are many species and some of this speciesare in extinction,that is provocated by the human actions and by other things that aren´t benefic by this species.The humansdestroing the nature and so,this actions can be for example the polution,where humans make with that will be destroyed their habitats.Some species are killed by the men and then they are using in industry.
The Ibéric Lince is one of most species that are in extinction.The Ibéric Lince is one specie that is bigger than a domestic cat.
The population of this specie have been reduce in last 10 years and one of principall consequences are the declive of your food.Lince is also vítime of some epidemis!

Cláudia Lopes 11ºE

12:44 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The animal that i chosed was the "Cegonha Preta" that lives in Douro Internacional. The principal problem that these bird had to fight of was the fact that she had not the local to constroy their nest. The Natural Pack of Douro Internacional is one of the most important national areas to the biodiversity of species, and have create a campaign to colocate artificial nests. in the fisrt was not a seccess but now the nsets ocuped are more. People, now is sensibilate other petrsons to the causes of nature, a "CEGONHA" more respected in the villages, and thera are more people with more capacities work to save that bird. "In short/luong space of time they could save that animal for ever."

Alexandrina Sousa 11ºB nº1

12:46 pm  
Anonymous Álvaro 11ºD Nº1 said...

Lince-Ibérico

The Lince-Ibérico is a big feline, his colour is yellowish with negress spots and fhort tail. In habit, normally in forest and montains, and shelter between rocks or in trees cavities.
Hes goes out afternoon and he feed, principally, of grawing.
The lince-Ibéricoleft in Portugal,Spain, France and Italy, but nowadays finds scanty at smalls community in Iberian Peninsula.
In Portugal thinks that was living in snalls groups in Malcata's mountain and algarvias mountains like Monchique, Caldeirão and Espinhaço de cão.
This animals are in extincion because "The man" is the destroid this natural habitat.

12:55 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The giant panda is perhaps the most powerfull symbol in the world when it comes to species conservation.WWF is a organization that adopetded panda as it symbol and been creating a new and extending reserves for some theated animals. There are around 720 pandas in the Minshan Mountain and 200-300 pandas in Qinling Mountains, China.
Panda are about 150cm lonf from nose to rump, with a 10-15cm tail. A large adult can weigh about 100-150kg with males 10%larger and 20% heavier than females.
This bear do not hibernate bu is very slacker and spend all the time at vegeterian food, bamboo and fish.Its need to eat 12-38kg a day, but it like to practise some exercise likes swim and too climp a tree.
conversion of forest to agriculture areas,medicinal herbe collection bamboo harvesting, poaching and large-scale development activities such as road construction,hidropower development, and mining a growing humans population make a panda habitat disappear.
However, thia animal is a living being that have to be conserverd.

Sara 11ºE

12:58 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GRUPO LOBO is an independent non-profit NGO founded in 1985. Group Lobo works toward the conservation of the wolf and the wolves' habitat in Portugal, where the wolf population has been declining fast for many decades. At present Group Lobo has 1250 Portuguese and foreign members.
Group Lobo owes its existence to the necessity of spreading the real facts about the wolf. For a long time man has habitually looked upon this predator as a threat or a punishment of humankind. Although this superannuated view has now been proved to be entirely erroneous, the real truth about the wolf is still slow to get through to all people.
The Group Lobo activities are part of a dynamic process involving further research on the wolf as well as spreading the scientifically proven facts to the general public.
The wolf is one of those species whose area of distribution has substantially declined in all parts of the globe. We shall have to take positive and concrete action, and act quickly and efficiently, if we want to avoid the very real danger of wolf extinction.
Group Lobo has initiated a conservation strategy that is able to do just that.


Helena Magalhães 11ºE nº13

12:59 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like all we know, there are many extinct species and lots of endangered animals that if nothing is done, in the next few years they will be just a memory and another evidence of world sickness.
The man is obsessed with the progress of technologies and industrialization. He is more worry about political questions, and his money in the bank is his priority.
When we turn on the TV to see the news, we faced with a scary scene: terrorism, wars, deaths and more deaths. Even football has an outstanding paper!
It is a fact that, actually, lots of things are being done to fight against pollution and to try to “paint” a better world.
Although all of this hard work from part of environmentalists, ecologists and animals protectors, I don’t see much progresses in the case of extinction.
From animal kingdom to vegetal kingdom, more and more animals are found in danger of disappearing…
Seven-coloured tanager (Tangara fastuosa), a bird from Thraupidae family with about 13, 5 cm of length is one of them.
It has a conical beak, triangular in the base. It is a specific specie of Northwest region, from Littoral of Pernambuco to Alagoas, Brasil, in the rest of Northwest Atlantic wood.
His alimentation consists on eating little fruits and berries, and some insects that lives on the branches of the trees.
It attains his sexual maturity on the twelfth months his eggs are put three or four each time in the lairs, throughout fifteen-seventeen days, in Spring and Summer time, of hatching.
But this beautiful animal hasn’t an easy life!
Bird creators had chased his life and now this specie is in a critical situation of existence mainly because of the poaching to supply the illegal market of wild birds, and the swift destruction of his habitat.
It always will be a question of human stupidity…
The Nature is revolted, natural catastrophes happen, animals are dying! Life is disappearing…
The World is sick. Man is his bigger damage… but he could be his saviour.
So what are we gone do?! It is in our hands save the world, while we have time!

Ana Rita Marinho nº6 11ºD

1:06 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Tasmanian Tiger

Some species of plants and animals die out naturally because newer species are more successful at competing for food and living space. Others have become extinct because of changes in the planet or because of natural disasters. In today's world, however, species mostly become extinct or are threatened with extinction because of humans. Humans hunt animals, destroy their habitats, and introduce other animals that prey upon the endangered animals or compete for their resources. Among these factors, the greatest threat to plants and animals is habitat destruction The Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, is an enduring symbol of Tasmania and a testament to the damage that mankind can do to other living creatures.
The last known Tasmanian Tiger died in Beaumaris Zoo, Hobart in 1936 and is officially classified as extinct. Technically, this means that it has not been officially sighted in the wild or captivity for 50 years. However, there are still unsubstantiated sightings.
Thylacines were widespread in Australia 7000 years ago, but have probably been extinct on the mainland for 2000 years. This is believed to be because of the introduction of dingoes around 8000 years ago.
Because of disease, Thylacine numbers may have been declining in Tasmania at the time of European settlement 200 years ago, but this was certainly accelerated by the new arrivals.
Thylacines were seen as a direct threat to the sheep introduced to the rich grazing lands in the Midlands and north west. Thylacine habitat coincided with the best farming areas.
From 1830 the Van Diemen’s Land Company offered a bounty for the scalp of each thylacine. (The company had been granted 141,640 hectares (350,000 acres) in the north west of Tasmania by the crown in 1825, and saw the thylacine as a particular threat to its wool industry.)
From 1888 the Tasmanian Government also offered a bounty. More than 2,180 were paid between 1888 and 1909. The highest number of thylacines (235) were caught around Derwent Bridge and the next highest at Bicheno-Cranbrook.
What knowledge there is of the thylacine comes from historical records and from studying museum collections.
As big as a medium sized dog, thylacines had sandy brown fur, with 12-15cm dark brown bars or stripes across the back and rump. They were Australia’s largest carnivorous marsupials, a title now held by the Tasmanian Devil.
Before European arrival, thylacines most probably hunted kangaroos and wallabies, which were pursued relentlessly until they fell, exhausted. Sheep, introduced by the Europeans, were much easier targets.
Breeding occurred in winter and spring, with two or three young born at a time.
There have been many reported sightings since 1936, most commonly until the 1960s, and some people still believe that the tiger survives in Tasmania. Scientists, however, say that the gene pool would be too small today to maintain a viable population.

Catarina Faria, 11ºE

1:19 pm  
Anonymous Celina nº11 11ºD said...

Extinction – Why don’t we avoid it?!

We are building much kind of things for our own comfort, and usually, we don’t think about the environmental degradation that it provoke.
With our irresponsibility, we pollute the air, the water and the entire planet. This pollution affects the biodiversity and cause, for example, extinction of species.
Many species are extinct and, unhappily, others are endangered species. One of them is Iberian Lynx. This specie lives in Iberian Peninsula, precisely in mountainous areas, covered by forests.
Why is endangered specie? Iberian Lynx is endangered specie for many reasons. For example, because the destruction of his habitat, caused by deforestation. Because the wild rabbit’s death (the food of this specie), and the poaching.
Lynx is a beautiful animal and it is almost despairing. We need do something to avoid it.
We must (for example) conserve his habitat and protect the wild rabbit. Doing this we will help to save animals. We can’t stand still while the species are being extinct.
The planet isn’t only our, we have to protect and take care of the others animals.

1:29 pm  
Anonymous César Costa n.9 11.ºB said...

The giant panda o "ailuropada melaonoleuca", its cientific name, is in danger most of all because its habitat, forest of bamboo, is being destroied. The giant panda has a carnive digestive sistem, it has a vegeterian diet made by bamboo.
Habitats less and fragmentation are the most pressing threats to the giant panda. large areas of natural forest have been cleaned for agriculture, timber and fuel wood.
Giant panda can only be found in china.
Giant pandas are about 150cm long from nose to rump, with a 10-15cm tail. A large adult panda can weight about 100-150kg, with males 10% larger and 20% havier females.
At birth, panda cubs weight only about as much as a quarter stick of a butter (90-130 grams) and have a little fur. a panda's avarege life spent is 20-25year in the wild and up to 30 in captivity.
In my opinion people should think about the consequences of their acts...

2:22 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The whales are very old beings, that sing the more beautiful underwater melody that some time was heard. The whale is the largest being than exists in the oceans and seas of the world.Inside of the same species there are larger and smaller whales, for instance to whale-pity-Arctic and the whale-Ántarquico they are different whales, not only in her size as well as, in the way of living.
The whales are more and more objective of immense illegal fishings. The whale not only it is to disappear as well as it is hunted more and more. The hunters of whales if they don't matter with the fact of this species to meet in extinction and they continue to hunt wildly. If there is not a rigorous fiscalization takes the risk of if they turn animals in extinction.

Miguel 11ºB nº7

2:47 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Giant Panda

Today, the Giant Panda ‘s future remains uncertain. This peaceful bamboo eating is member of the bear family faces a number of threats. Its forest habitat, in the mountainous areas of southwest China, is fragmented and giant populations are small and isolated from each other. Meanwhile, poaching remains an ever-present threat.
This animal has a white coat with black fur around their eyes, on their ears, muzzle, and shoulders. The unique physical features of the species include broad, flat molars adapted to used for holding, crushing and eating bamboo. Although they are classified as bears and have a digestive system of the carnivore, they have a vegetarian diet and the bamboo is almost exclusively their food source.
Pandas are about 150 cm long from nose to rump, with a 10-15 cm tail. A large adult panda can weigh about 100-150 kg, with males 10% larger and 20% heavier than females.
A giant panda may consume 12-38 kg of bamboo a day meet is energy requirements.
The diet of pandas consists almost entirely of the leaves, stems, and shoots of various bamboo species. Only about 1% of their diet is made up of other plants and meat. Occasionally the panda will hunt for pikas and other small rodents. His digestive system is not designed to process plant matter and cannot easily break down the cellulose in bamboo, so the species must at huge amounts – each day consuming between 12 and 38 kg food, for up to 14 hours, stopping only to sleep or travel short distances.
Today giant pandas are confined to temperate forests scattered across six mountain ranges in southwester China: Minshay, Qinling, Qionglai, Liangshan, Daxiangling, and Xiaoxiangling. These forests are some of the most biologically rich temperate areas on Earth. In 2004 one study revel that exist 1,600 pandas in the wild, over 40% more animals than previously thought to exist.
In spite of the panda habitat is disappearing, in spite of the forest of bamboo are being destroyed and the pandas continued to be poaching, the Chinese government is struggle against the extinction of pandas. They created over 50 panda reserves, protecting more than 10400km2 and over 45%of remaining giant panda habitat.

Diana Pereira 11ºA N.º 7

2:55 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Orangutans or the Pongo spp (their scientific name) are the largest tree – climbing mammal and the only great ape existent in Asia, and is also, more one animal in endangered!!!!
Although extinction be a natural process in the course of evolution and living beings have been disappearing from the Earth since that have life in the planet, the rate at which species have become extinct has increased dramatically as consequently result of human interference in the ecosystems.
In orangutan’s case, the fast disappearing to the tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forest of Indonesia and Malaysia, where these animals live, is turned this in other endangered specie…
The orangutans or the red “men of the forest” like they are designated because their reddish brown fur colour, have a short and weak legs and a powerful arms and hands, permitting them move from one tree to another, avoiding climbing down to the ground. Thy have about 1,25 – 1,5 m of body length and a female can weigh 30 to 50 kg and a male 50-90 kg.
The orangutans eat principally fruit (60% of their diet is compost by fruit), but insects, tree bark, woody lianas, eggs and small vertebrates are also include in their diet.
Nevertheless, the disappearance of the specie is also caused by the direct exploitation of the orangutans to humans, which do with these animals still being killed for food; and by the illegal pet trade.
The future of the orangutans just like the future of other species endangered is in our hands, if we want we can save, we can protect them!!!!

Diana Sousa 11ºA Nº8

2:57 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

teacher the work about the condor is from bruno 11ºb

3:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they exist very species in extincion such an as:
- the gigantic panda,whales/dolphins, elephants, sea turtls, big and other monkeys.
Only found in china, the gigantic panda adheres to survival, facing the fragmentation of the habitat and stealing hunt as it largest threat.
The gigantic panda is of the more admired and adored all over the orld.
An adult Panda measures about 1.55m and it weigths fence 150kg and they live about 25 years.
Today only 1.600 of this species exist in the world, living in forest reservatoris or in captivity.
The mother´s panda do, at the most, a pregnancy a yaer that is last about 9 months. An or two smal pands are born with little more han 10 cm and that in most of the cases they weigh betwen 80 and 90 grams, being therefore very fragile fot the conditions in that they live. they don´t hibernate and the summer they pass at the heigh planteaus of orirntal tibet.
They almost feed that exclusively of tender leaves and bamboo sprouts.

andré Cunha nº4 11ºB

3:18 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great but vulnerable

The whale-blue one, the animal greater of the Land was massacradano century XX. already they had arrived to exist about 350 a thousand whales, remain today less than 3 a thousand. they have been hunted to become soap, same oil, margarinas, cosmetics and for skins of tambores. this species are very threatened!

4:29 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great but vulnerable

The whale-blue one, the animal greater of the Land was massacradano century XX. already they had arrived to exist about 350 a thousand whales, remain today less than 3 a thousand. they have been hunted to become soap, same oil, margarinas, cosmetics and for skins of tambores. this species very is threatened!

catia ferreira nº8 11ºB

4:30 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually there exist lots of endangered species all around the world.
After read this article about the giant panda I’ve done a little search about more animals in danger. I was very surprised. But in the bad way. I never thought that could exist so much endangered species.
Then, I looked for endangered species in my country, Portugal. I found lots of them: the European otter, the Iberian wolf, the big shoe bat, the fisher eagle, the water mole, among others…
But there was one specie that caught my special attention: the Iberian lynx.
This animal moves among the Mediterranean wood and is the last big felid of the Portuguese fauna. , and his survival is each time more questioned.
The lynx is known for his sense of territorial, occupying, alone, a big area with tree up to five km2, a variable size in order to the sex of the animal, the season, the environmental conditions and resources disposability.
Though the lynx had been considered protected specie by the Portuguese law in 1967 the situation of this animal en Portugal was totally unknown until the 70’s.
The first tries to capture this felid in Portugal happened in 1991, with the collaboration of tramps that were put in locals where the probabilities of existence of the lynx were bigger.
But the results weren’t the expected. Though they had captured lots of animals the lynx had not given any signal of life. So the ecologists started thinking that this animal might not exist in the Portuguese woods. So then, with the help of other kind of tramps the ecologists finally captured a female lynx that proved the existence of the specie in Portugal but in fewer quantities.
There exist lots of things that are conditional to the existence of this lynx.
It is possible to affirm with safety that the abundance of the alimental resource is a preponderant factor to the survival of the lynx, being his alimentation based in rabbits. In the last years the diminution of the specie is directly related to diseases and epidemics.
The control of the fires is also essential to a good ecological management of the protection areas, being an important middle o of conservation of the felid.
Also the conditions of the woods, the extension of the habitat, and the disposability of the shelters are fundamentals.
The big percentage of dead animals in the last years is related to the hunt.
Though the lynx be a protected specie and his hunt prohibited, we can’t ignore the furtive hunt that takes lots of species to the extinction.
It is very important to try to maintain this specie existent in the Portuguese wood. Let’s make a bit more for those that had never hurt us.


Marina nº. 22 11º. D

4:41 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(Ornitorrinco)
This animal meets in the oceania continent,natural its habitats are rivers and lakes candy, as well as underground tunnels that excavate in the ground. this animal measures 40 cm, more 13 cm of tail.
The pollution of the rivers and lakes has destroyed the population of (ornitorrincos), meeting itself in danger!

Sara Alves nº26 11ºB

4:44 pm  
Anonymous Pedro Ribeiro 11º A said...

The gigantic panda
The gigantic panda is an animal which is almost on way of extinction, but for the surprising of the researchers, its number has been incresing.
The gigantic panda was mistreated by the man becouse he was interested in the panda´s skin the illegal hunting put this animal in danger of extinction and almost 50% of its natural habitat was destroyed.
all over the world there are millions of other animals that suffer serious dangers of extinction. However we have to admit that very few have the same attention by man as the gigantic panda does.

4:49 pm  
Anonymous Marta Teixeira 11ºA nº17 said...

In this text I will talk about " Bengala Tiger", one of many which are considered an endangered specie.
Most of the bengala Tigers live in India, and a smaller part in Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Western Myanmar.They are located in conifer and tropical forests mountains and high lands. In the last century, the number of bengala tigers living in the jungle passed from 100.000 to 4.000.
The main menaces are the loss of their habitat, the illegal hunt, the decrease of preys and the trade of tiger parts for the production of oriental medicines.
It is necessary to take some measures,the animals are entitled to life, and we are the one- who can make it happen, for this some measures were taken so that the Bengala tiger won't became extinct.
Now a great part of these tigers live in protected areas in India many countries were organized teams to combat illegal hunting and it was created a law which forbids the trade of products using parts of the tiger.
Man is rational! So I leave this menssage with the intention of alerting eventual cases.

5:09 pm  
Anonymous Flávia 11ºE said...

Today,many animalsare victims of extinction caused by pollution, poach and other things caused by human being.
Gorilla is one of the many animals that is in extinction.
what cause the possible extinction of this animal is poach.
The hunters catch this animal to sell some parts of hisbody, like the hands(to made ashtrays).
I think we should made something to stop with animal extinction and protect all animals.

5:39 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of a lot of species of animals that is in danger of extinction is the scorpion. A scorpion can measure up to 20cm and can live from 3 to 5 years. The scorpion inhabits in the hot areas of the Earth and it`s carnivorous, feeding mainly of insects and spiders. As it is an animal considered dangerous it`s a lot of times killed when spotted by human beings. For this reason and for the reason of the habitat of the scorpions still being destroyed the scorpion becomes a specie that might extinct. So the people should be alerted about this and other species in extinction so that they contribute for the preservation of the species in extinction.


Aloísio Freitas nº2 11ºB

7:28 pm  
Anonymous sergio oliveira 11ºA said...

It is in our hands to save the arctic and the involving species. A simple gesture for each person, from, to pollute smaller, to use renewable energies, to use public transportations, to recycle used materials, not to waste, among many other things, to take the preservation of the arctic and indirect with our health, because if the levels of CO2 and other pollutant ones increase in the atmosphere, they will take to the increase of the global temperature, that consequently will take the destruction of the arctic and of the species that there inhabit, from polar bear, among other, that until it can take there is extinction of the same ones. It is in our hands to save the arctic, the atmosphere, the environmental, all of the species and to turn more and more beautiful a world that in the daytime for day he loses temper and he changes.

7:28 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The animal that chose it was the African elephant!
It is a pachyderm of great stature, which lives in long territories of Central Africa and of the South. It is the largest terrestrial mammal. These animals only survive to it costs her of herbs, that eat in great amount, being able to not an adult animal to ingest about 250 to 300kg of food a day.
An African elephant can measure about 6metros of length, to have more than 4metros of height and grief about 650kg.
Its life hope is of about 50 years.

Isabel Lopes 11ºB nº15

7:38 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Iberian lynx is a brown-yellow feline with black spots and short tail. It is well known by its particular ears and hair that grows from its face. It’s a carnivorous animal that feed essentially from wild rabbits. They survive in Mediterranean bushes and woods.
Nowadays, the Iberian lynx is considered as the most threatened feline in the world. The factors that threat the survival of the Iberian lynx are many. The main reasons for this are the crescent diminishing of there habitat, the regression on the number of wild rabbits (due to diseases) and the isolation of the populations. Allied to these factors, the furtive hunting, and bad control of predators as well as dead by car running over are also reasons that conducts the Iberian lynx to extinction.
Some measures can be taken to avoid extinction as establish a strategy to protect the Mediterranean ecosystems, establishing protected areas and stimulating the traditional use of the natural resources. The number of wild rabbits can be increased by taking some medical measures, repopulating and using rational hunting systems to hunt wild rabbit.
To avoid more deaths of the Iberian lynx, the vigilance to the furtive hunting should increase and some preventive measures to avoid car running over of these animals can be taken.
Some of the studies that have been done prove that if some of these actions are put in place the number of Iberian lynx can increase and this is an effort that we should do to avoid the extinction of this beautiful specie.

Ana Margarida nº3 11ºE

8:53 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

since the earth exist, numerous species of animals were disappearing, principally due to destruction impost by the man in little time. Whatever we do have reflex in nature that surround ourselves. In all the world, the illegal traffic of living animals, grow up. The personal collectors, search laboratories, animals shops, zoological gardens, circus and till quacks of Asia are the principal consumer market. It is the third larger business in contraband after the drugs and the arms. In last 300 years, we provoked the extinction in mass of millions of different species that never more they will be substituted, because it is needed to rescue the what remain. The principal reasons of the extinctions are decurrent of the pollution, destruction and contamination of the ecosystems, what lead to the destruction of habitats and alimentary resources, being this pressure still more aggravated by the exhaustive hunting with economical interests which many species are subject, either with ends of alimentary production (above all in terms of oceans), or to the obtaining of certains products, like the ivory (elephants) and the furs ( seals and felines), without be made possible to the species environmental and temporal conditions in order that they can procreate a number of sufficient animals to their survival, the urbane growth, the introduction of species more gifted in habitats where they hadn´t existed and other manifestations of our "civilization", what give rise to that, from 15 to 15 minutes, disappear for ever, a vegetal or animal specie.
The destruction of natural habitat of animals, combined with the pollution have themselves revealed a " explosive" mixture. The truth is that, if we exclude the hunting, these two factors are the principal responsibles by the significant reduction of certains animals species. On the other hand, the intensive hunting- be with view to the obtaining of furs to the textile market(Tiger, Leopard, etc.);be with view to the obtaining of parts of animals to other markets (horn of Rhinoceros to the Traditional Medicine, ivory of Elephant to the market of art, etc.) or still to human consumption- has itself revealed a dangerous enemy of many animals species.


Ana Leite
11ºB-Nº3

9:02 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the animal I choose is condor
this animal is an american birth of catartídeos family. He's a big birth with there metters.
some years ago condor was on animal that exist in big nimber, but this birth it's now desapering, and today there's just a few cindors (seventeen), and the big problem is that this animal anuy have babies in a long period of time.
In conclusion we must protect these animals and give them a future.
Dario Ferreia 11ºE nº10

9:29 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ANIMALS IN EXTINGUISHING WAYS The extinguishing is a natural process. As they are gone extinguished, the species are substituted by others, more adapted to one determined surrounding one. More early or later, all the species if extinguish. Until the human beings they will be able to be extinguished. It had times where the people thought that the world had been created recently and that the creatures who lived in the Land had been created all at the same time. Although still many believe creation myths, the modern scientists find that the planet Land has millions of years of age. They believe that he is inhabited by animals and plants has, at least 5.000 million years. The plants and the animals are to evolve (it means that they are modified gradually) for new species. In the continuation of this process, some species are extinguished. It has millions of years, the Land was inhabited for very different species. Of the these species, most famous they were the dinossauros. They walked for the Land sets of ten of millions of years, but, eventually, they had been extinguished and they had been substituted by different species, including birds and mammals. In the past, species had times to evolve them, at the same time that others were extinguished. However, during last the 5,000 years the more destructive human beings had become each time. They had pursued some species until the a extinguishing and, presently, they are to destroy habitats.

simão marinho nº22 11ºA

9:30 pm  
Anonymous Catarina Teixeira, nr 2, 11ºD said...

There are so many endangered species that is really hard to chose just one of them...
But I have to, so, I've decided to talk about tigers.
Tigers are one of the most beautiful and interesting animal species in the whole world, but, unfortunately, they are also in danger. In the last 200 years tigers were killed until they have almost become extinguished.
Today, they are considered one of the most threatened species all around the world and some mesures were taken to protect them and avoid their extinction.
Although they can live in many places and addapt themselves to the local environment, they can't live with man's presence, that why it is so dificult to raise them in bondage.
Man have killed so many tigers that two subspecies have alresdy extinguished (Caspian Tiger and Bali Tiger). Nowadays there exists 5000 species in the world.
This is more tha onough for me to write about them, I've chosen to talk specially about the White Tiger, also called "ghost tiger". Some years ago, this particular specie wasn't knowned between an, so, if they saw one, they used to thing that these tigers where ghosts and started creating legends where they were the main characters.
Nowadays, white tiger is still a victim of stealthy chasing, so that hunters can use their valuable skin and fur.
I believe we must fight against this and protect all the endangered species we know by getting involved with wildlife protecting organizations.So?What are you expecting???Lets save them!"!!!

9:51 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(continuation)
The principal consequences of the extinction of species are the damage of biodiversity, the reduction of the global genetic funds of planet, the diminution of the number of natural resources and of alimentary variety, the reduction of the capacity of autoregulation of the ecosystems and the acceleration of the extinction of other species. In the world lose themselves hundreds of species, many of they still before be discovered by the own science. Thus not only lose itself the biological variability, as also the genetic diversity, source of sustenance to the future generation. A specie in danger of extinction, is a specie that run serious risk of disappear. Through the history of the evolution, millions of species disappeared due the natural process, but in last 300 years, the Humans multiplied the rate of extinction per thousand, having been, the man, the principal responsible by the extinction of a large number of species, and, what is more worrying, in a space of geological time extremely reduced. The animals live on Earth for many millions of years before us. Always they were our friends and our mascots, inclusive some live with us.
The ecological equilibrium of the planet only obtain itself, between another things, with the worry that all we must have in preserve the nature and the animals, protecting the several species of the scourge that reach all the alive beings. The most important is be conscience that together we still are in time of to save some of these species. For that it is enough that, in our daily, don´t let us do aggressions and let us respect our environment. The creation of natural reserves and the procreation in captivity (natural or assisted), following of their liberation in areas protected, are some of the manners for avoid the extinction of the species.
The example of an animal in extinction roads that I chose is Nebulous Panther (Pantera Nebulosa), whose scientific name is "Neofelis nebulosa". Its filo is "Chordata", it belong to the class of the mammiferous "Mammalia", it is of the order carnivorous and family of the felines "Felidae". Its characteristics are till 1 metre of length, more 90 centimetres for the tail, till 60 centrimetres of height and its period of gestation is of 90 days, being born 2 to 4 young for brood. In 2 weeks the young are actives and they stay adults in 9 month.
the name of the nebulous panther come in part of its spots, but can also proceed from the mystery that envelop the life and the habits of this animal. Little know itself about him. For see him at liberty, only going to Asiatic Southeaster; it only live there and in no other place. It is encountered in the jungles and plains, since the swamps of Nepal and Sikkin, in the Southeaster of China, Hainan, Formosa and the islands of Bornéu, Sumatra and Java. The nebulous panther is a nocturne animal. It sleep during the day, stretched out above a branch of tree, where it spend the greater part of the time. At night, it hunt little birds and little mammiferous; it attack also harts and wild boars, jumping above them, and readily it take its food upwards of the trees. The young is born generally in a hollow cavity of tree, with the eyes closed, opening about 10th day. The nebulous panther is a rare animal and fear itself for its extinction, due to the hunting that the natives move itself.

Ana Leite
11ºB-Nº3

10:02 pm  
Anonymous Ana Catarina Mota, nº3 , 11ºD said...

I've chosen to talk about panda, not just because it's one endagered species but also because it's my favourite animal.
I love pandas because they are cute and puffy just like me ;)
They have a white coat with black fur around their eyes and ears. The unique physical features of the species include broad, flat molars and an enlarged wrist bone that functions as an opposable thumb - both of these adaptations are used for holding, crushing and eating bamboo.
Unfortunately, this cute animal is one little spot on the big blot of endangered animals.
There are many reasons that can explain the vanishing of panda like the distruction of pandas natural habitat and the stealthy chasing between other reasons.

Today, the giant panda's future remains uncertain. This peaceful, bamboo-eating member of the bear family faces a number of threats. Its forest habitat, in the mountainous areas of southwest China, is fragmented and giant panda populations are small and isolated from each other. Meanwhile, poaching remains an ever-present threat.
I think that we should do all that we can to save this magnificent animal, they are as cute as me, so, don't you think we should save them??? :)

10:11 pm  
Anonymous rosario Fonseca 11ºB said...

There are so many animals in danger of extinction. The Giant Panda is one of them. Those beautiful creatures that we use to see on tv are disappearing because of many factors: human beings kill them in order to sell their skins to make costs and many other things, the destruction of their habitats and their food (bambu) also gives its contribute to that, climateric perturbations and some other factors. Some people believe these animals are able to prevent disasters and "kill" some spirits. Through these eleven years, their habitat was reduced to 50% than it was in the beggining. Nowadays their food (bambu) takes two years to grow up, what kills many pandas. The females have just two little pandas from each two years and one of them dies. In conclusion, pandas will be extinguished in a couple years, unless there are taken some ways to protect their habbitats.

10:19 pm  
Anonymous Joana Martins 11ºB said...

The Real Eagle was the animal in extinguishing ways that I decided to speak, therefore is an animal, majestical and sufficiently beautiful.
This animal is to disappear due the destruction of its habitat, the sites where they live, it man to be able to make roads, to gain money, to contruct houses and spaces of leisure in I besiege it where these animals live. The Man is its main enemy therefore this to finish with the life of these and other animals, therefore to eliminate one he eliminates others because that is a life cycle.
Joana Martins n.º17 11º B

10:38 pm  
Anonymous Hélder 11ºB Nº14 said...

this comment has the goal to speak and alert about the problem of animal's extincion. the high hunting, the destroction of habitats and the climate's changes, make some animal's species dissapear on earth. some animals like panda, african's elephants, tigers and a lot of other species have serious problems to keeping the specie and the reproduction are insignificant. so the soluction is extemely hard, some that animals are so rares and the reproduction are so difficult, so, that animal are almost extints. we must stop with poluttion and hunting for in the future the animal's extincion become a mythe!

10:58 pm  
Blogger Joel said...

the blue whale is one of the very animals in extinguishing danger. I chose this animal because i like very mush i think it is beatiful animal. It is classified as an endangered species due to a reduction of at least 50% of the blue whale population over the last three generations based on direct observation, an index of abundance, and levels of exploitation. The blue whale is the largest mammal to have lived on the earth, but it feeds on some of the marine organisms and if the blue whale to extinguish most animals go to be danger because it break the alimentary chain.I wait that the people think and that they help to these dangerous especies.

joelsilva Nº15 11ºA

11:37 pm  
Anonymous Carlos João, Nº 3, 11ºA said...

In these days there are more and more endangered species.
Some causes of the extinction are the habitat destruction, introduction of exotic species, overexploitation, diseases, pollution, and limited distribution are more factors that threaten various plants and animals species. The man is also responsible of the extinction of some species, because they poach exotic animals only for money. If a specie does not have the natural protection against particular animals and environments they could die.
I choose to write about the blue whale, a big, big animal!!
The blue whale is classified as a member of the order Cetacea (Whales) and is a member of the family Balaenopteridae. The male blue whale grows to about eighty-two feet long, and the female grows to about eighty-five feet long. It weighs up to 285,000 pounds(289,560 tons)as an adult. The blue whale is classified as an endangered species due to a reduction of at least 50% of the blue whale population over the last three generations based on direct observation, an index of abundance, and actual levels of exploitation. The blue whale is the largest mammal to have lived on the earth, but it feeds on some of the smallest marine organisms: plankton.
This is one of many animals in extinguishing way and if we don’t start to do something to stop this mass destruction one day this animal may disappear and in consequence of this we might disappear.

11:40 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a faithfull member of SCP, I am going to talk about endangered African Lions.
Rich Americans, Europeans, and Japanese pay about £20,000 to kill a Lion in Botswana. The government usually permits the shooting of about 50 Lions a year.
Exact numbers of Lions are difficult to measure but the conservationists calculate that the population in Africa has fallen from about 50,000 to less than 15,000 over the past decade.
There is no other reason to shoot a Lion other than ego. As a hunter you want you feel great so you can hang it on the wall and your friends say: "wow, what a man".
Is it really worth it?

Nuno Silva
11ºA Nº18

12:35 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In world there to be animals in way the extinction. Many animals are in danger of extinction because we are destroying the rainforests.
Today the measure more efficatious for protect the species is preservation habitats which by not be slice in pratic and impede the chase illegal the number of species to go reduce. One specie no find in nature by long 50 years is considered extinct.
In Portugal, animals how dolphin roaz(only in Portugal), life in river Sado, however, your lifes never went countenance how threat fishermans, since today already went surpass and now to face dangers of death due pollution. The wolf iberian existed in large abundance, but due growth demographic and the develoment industrial went reduce your number. The eagle imperial is one specie rare due at destruction habitats. The vipers are capture and death of only purpose herself remove to head except that for serve amulet.
This species mentions are examples that be in way the extinction but however there to be species that already disappear our country how goat the Gerês.
Not only animals but also the plants themselves extinguish. In actuality, due the fires and pollution, the forest is stay more reduce being carried the extinction the plants how the hollys and oaks. The defforation, pollution, destruction habitats, illegal traffic the species existences, chase have place in danger thousands species by every world. The protection the environment threat, the preservaration the species in way the extinction and the efforts for reduce the pollution are only some measures for attempt help the combat your extinction. The animals also have upright. Howevwer the conservation not only preservation the habitats and the style of life the species threat, but also alter our proper habit of life in order that reduce your effect negative on the animals and plants.

Nuno Teixeira nº 19 T- 11ºE

5:11 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everything we do has a positive or negative reflection on Nature. our ancestors caused little damage or changes but modern man has harmed our environment so deeply that the world is now completely different from the past.
Since the begining of the Earth, several animal species have died, others have appeared and this was the natural course of things.
However, more recently, the environment changes have been so intense that the natural equilibrium has been broken.
Dangers like deforestation, air pollution, global warming, the use of pesticides or the acid rain put everything at risk.
Man is making it difficult for animals to survive. If we destroy their habitats and food they will not be able to live. And this will cause the extinction of several species.In many countries several bird species have already disappeared; in Australia the giant kangaroos and marsupial lions have vanished as well as the mammoths in North America. These are just some examples of extinct species but we can mention others which are close to extinction- for instance the Panda.
The giant Panda is one of the most loved wild animals. However this fact has not contributed to its protection. The Panda is an endangered species.
The giant Pandas live in high mountains located in China and they have been captured to be used in circus, to be shown as hunt tropheys or to be used for food.
The farmers have also used their bamboo forests for farming and therefor their territory is getting very small. Another fragility of these animals is the fact that the mother can only have one pregnancy per year that lasts for nine months. When they are born they are around ten centimetres long and weigh between 80 to 90 grams. Being so fragile and small it is not difficult to understand why there is a high mortality rate.
It is difficult to understand why we are not being able to protect the Pandas as well as other endangered animals. If we do not protect the natural equilibrium of our planet we will eventually destroy ourselves.
If we do not protect the other species that share our land we will not be able to protect our future generations.

Márcia Filipa Freitas da Silva Nº21 11ºD

5:26 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Extinction is a natural feature of evolution because for some species to succeed, others must fail. Since life began, about 99 percent of the earth's species have disappeared and, on at least five occasions, huge numbers have died out in a relatively short time. The most recent of these mass extinctions, about 65 million years ago, swept away the dinosaurs and many other forms of life. However, despite such catastrophes, the total number of living species has, until recently, followed a generally upward trend.
Today, the extinction rate is increasing rapidly as a result of human interference in natural ecosystems. Primates, tropical birds, and many amphibians are particularly threatened. For the foreseeable future, this decline is set to continue because evolution generates new species far more slowly than the current rate of extinction.
According to Conservation International, a Washington-based non-profit organization, 10% of the primate species are now acutely endangered and will likely become extinct during the next 20 years. Most of the other primate species are also at great risk. The primary cause is deforestation, driven ultimately by human population growth. Additional pressure is placed on primate populations by humans hunting them to sell for food and pets. Monkeys and apes are popular sources of "bush meat" in West Africa. Twenty-two species of primates and many other wild animals are being hunted in Africa for this purpose. Despite the fact that the sale of "bush meat" is outlawed in most countries, it is now being sold illegally in Europe and North America. It can be bought at stores that cater to African immigrants in Paris, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Montreal, and some other major cities.
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claudia

6:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The animal that I choose is jaguar specie name- onça pintada
specie- felidae
english name- Jaguar
Habitat-Florest and savannhs
Maturity- 3 the 4 years
Adult weight- 36 yhe 158 kg
Cause of extintion- Poaching and habitat destruction.

This animal habit in the humid florest in magins of the rivers and in the amazonia, for exemple.
Jaguar sometimes get escape the human presence, and are rares of cases of a big and ample territory by sueviver. the Jaguar in Brasil "invade" the ranchs in search of the domestic animals, the proprietors finished by kill this animal abruptly, the that provoke the extintion this animal.Is very pressing help Endangered species, and like jaguar exist many cases really alarming.
Cristiano Santos nº12 11ºD

11:33 pm  
Anonymous Andreia Marques, 10ºD said...

The endangered sepecie that i choose is iberian lynx.

At some years ago the Iberian lynx habited vast regions of Europe, but now, this small cat is found only in isolated pockets of Portugal and Spain. it's extinction was caused by some importante things like the destruction of their habitats, the poach, the fires and because extinction of the rabbit populations.
Now we only can help in some things like the protection of their habitat, the fire prevention, poach control and help campaigns of environmental education.

IF US DON'T DO ANYTHING TO HELP THEIR PRESERVATION, THEI WIIL LEAVE TO EXIST!

4:23 pm  
Anonymous Joaquim Silva Nº19 11ªD said...

The Whale.
Many species of whales are in danger right now.11 out of 7 species, only in Canada, are in danger of desapearing forever.
To avoid that other species enter the endangered group,many countries have are protecting the areas where whales live or migrate trough them.
Whales has been an important part of many people trough out the thousands of years.They use them for meat, fat, oil, leather and tools.
The North Atlantic right whale is the most endangered large whale in the world, with less than 350 surviving today.

12:23 pm  
Anonymous Joaquim Silva Nº19 11ªD said...

*7 out of 11

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