We already know that there are many animals endangered because of humans. According to the latest news, the mountain lions from Santa Monica are now in danger. They have a 99.7 percent chance of extinction in the next 50 years. The study was published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B after researchers used data to find out the number of mountain lions who live in that place.
There found 15 mountain lions are now living in the region. They are not able to get to the rest of their species because of the changes humans did. It’s harder now for these animals to survive. It is possible that in the next few years they will have more problems if we will not make some changes and help them.
In addition, many people think it is not their problem taking care of the endangered species. What they do not see is that more species are threatened by us. How long it will take before we will destroy everything on this planet? When there will not be any animals left, we will understand how important is for us to take care of the environment.
Seth Riley, who is a wildlife ecologist says: “If it just so happens one month that one [mountain lion] gets hit by a car and one dies of rodenticide poisoning, then all of a sudden you’re out of males.” However, this is not the first time researchers are worried about the faith of the mountain lions. There is a study from two years ago who said that these big cats are in danger and the lions are isolated from their species.
What could people do if they want to help? First of all, you should not hunt them or try to kill them. It is better to call the authorities because they will handle this problem. Moreover, people should built a way that allows the mountain lions to enter or leave Santa Monica when they want. As a result, the species could be saved.
The things we can do are simple things, we do not have to bring hundreds of lions just to make sure they will survive. Have in mind that, without animals, we would not be able to live. Every creature has its purpose and we have to find a way to protect them. We were the ones responsible for putting them in danger. Seems like we should be the one who help them live.
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