Scientists have long been predicting the dangerous impacts of a changing climate. Some of these fears range from extreme weather changes to the submersion of populated cities. These fears become significantly more acute as we focus more heavily upon the impacts a changing climate has on our marine ecosystems. The primary fear associated with climate change in marine ecosystems has to do with the large amounts of carbon molecules that are being absorbed by oceans as a result of increased carbon in the atmosphere. This process gradually raises ocean temperatures, a problem that has been associated with coral reef bleaching, changing nutrient loads, and altered currents. All of this is…
Red Colobus monkeys are very vulnerable in the face of habitat destruction and hunting, which makes them the most endangered primates in Africa.
The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is a large feline living in most of Africa and parts of the Middle East. It is the fastest running animal on Earth with a top speed between 112 and 120 km/h. Unfortunately it is an endangered species. This cheetah was photographed in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve in South Africa by James Temple.
The jaguar (Panthera onca) is the third-largest feline after the tiger and the lion, and the largest in the Western Hemisphere. It is a near threatened species and unfortunately its numbers are declining. The following photo shows a three-year-old jaguar kept at the Belize Zoo. Photo by Bjørn Christian Tørrissen.
This Green sea turtle species (Chelonia mydas) is on the endangered list. Let’s hope we can save this cute turtle species!