10 Animals Who Are Threatened With Extinction Thanks To Humanity

The number of wild species reduced over 52 precent since 1970. Because we, as humans think we own more than just one planet. We destroy their living area, kill them, we fish and disrupt our climate.

That is what the Living Planet Report 2014 says published by the WWF. We made a list of these animals including their decrease.

1. The African Lion

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The African lion reduced with more than 90% because people kill them out of fear.

2.Forest Elephant

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The amount of forest elephants reduced between 2002 and 2011 by 60%. The reason is that people kill them for their ivory.

3.The Ordinary Dolphin

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The population of dolphins is already reducing since the 60's. A perfect example is the amount of dolphins that reduced from 150 to 15 in the Ionian Sea.

4.Rhinos

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The white and black Rhinos reduced with 63 procent between 1980 and 2006. The largest drop was in the 80's and 90's.

5.The Hoeloks

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The Hoelok Gibbons are a human ape rase. De reduces more than half between 1986 and 2006. That happened because the reducing of their living area.

6.The Leatherback Turtle

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The leatherback turtle

The leatherback turtle reduced by almost 95 procent which means there are almost no more leatherback turtles. The reason because of this is of tourism, because they are building hotels , especially in Costa Rica.

7.Seals

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The Seals reduced by half because of protection for salmons.

8.Hippo

hippo

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There are only 1500 Hippo's left. That was different 40 years ago, when there were around 29.000 Hippo's. Hunting is the main reason.

9.The Scalloped Hammerhead

The scalloped hammerhead

Also the The scalloped hammerhead reduced by 50%. Fishermen "accidentally" catch them.

10.The Big Albatross

The big albatross

They get stuck in wires of professional fisherman. They reduced by half.

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