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From the Encyclopedia Britannica - Description of the Problem


How Plants and Animals Become Endangered

Animals and plants depend on each other and their environment to survive. When their environment, or habitat, changes or disappears, plants and animals may become endangered. Natural disasters or changes in the climate can harm or destroy habitats.

Humans can cause species to become endangered as well. Humans pollute habitats with garbage, car fumes, and factory wastes. They destroy habitats by clearing land for roads, buildings, and farms. They also may hunt and kill too many of certain types of animals.

The arrival of a new species in a habitat is another threat. Often the new species spreads freely because it has no natural enemies. The species already in the habitat may not be able to compete against the newcomer. For example, mongooses brought to Jamaica in the 1800s killed many native animals.

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Citation: "Endangered species." Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 3 Dec. 2018. Accessed 15 Jan. 2019.

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"endangered animals"

"endangered species"

"habitat loss"

"habitat destruction"









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"blue whale" AND endangered AND cause

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