Explore Endangered Species Conservation in South Florida

Every year, the third Friday in May is National Endangered Species Day. Here in South Florida, there are ways to learn more about protecting the endangered animals that live right here in our backyards. A look at the world around us: WPBF 25 News Forecasting our futureMark McCarthy is the owner and director of the McCarthy Wildlife Sanctuary which is home to more than 200 animals. Some endangered animals include a leopard and poisonous snakes. The sanctuary is home to other exotic animals that have been relocated like lions and tigers. “Any animal is in danger when it is where it is on the verge of extinction or extinction, McCarthy said. “So they put them on the endangered species list.” According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, there are more than 1,300 endangered or threatened species in the United States. This number includes plants and animals that are at risk of extinction. There are factors other than poaching that impact these beautiful creatures according to Haley McCann, public relations and social media manager at Lion Country Safari located in Loxahatchee which is home to several endangered animals. Video below: Florida biologists reunite mother panther and her kitten McCann said some animals are being affected by climate change and rising temperatures. things that will cause habitat loss. Pollution can also affect wildlife and contribute to loss of life. “Desertification which is very much linked to climate change,” McCann said. “Warming temperatures, which can also lead to changes in precipitation patterns. So, as these species have fewer viable habitats, they have fewer resources, fewer opportunities to feed and this affects not only them, but also other species in our ecosystem. “McCann suggests that there are ways to help keep these animals from becoming extinct. “Some of the things anyone can do to help endangered species are your basic conservation actions such as reduce, reuse, recycling which area is always easy to implement into your everyday life,” McCann said. National Endangered Species Day is a day to raise awareness about the fragility of certain animals. It also helps us to remember why it’s so important to protect endangered animals from further harm. Follow us on social media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Every year, the third Friday in May is National Endangered Species Day.

Here in South Florida, there are ways to learn more about protecting the endangered animals that live right here in our backyards.

A look at the world around us: WPBF 25 News Forecasting Our Future

Mark McCarthy is owner and director of McCarthy Wildlife Sanctuary which is home to more than 200 animals. Some endangered animals include a leopard with poisonous snakes. The sanctuary is home to other exotic animals that have been relocated like lions and tigers.

“Any animal is in danger when it is on the verge of extinction or extinction,” McCarthy said. “So they put them on the endangered species list.”

According to United States Environmental Protection Agency, there are more than 1,300 endangered or threatened species in the United States. This number includes plants and animals that are at risk of extinction.

According to Haley McCann, public relations and social media manager at Lion Country Safari located in Loxahatchee is home to several endangered animals.

Video below: Florida biologists reunite mother panther and her kitten

McCann said some animals are affected by climate change and rising temperatures. things that will cause habitat loss.

Pollution can also affect wildlife and contribute to loss of life.

“Desertification which is very much linked to climate change,” McCann said. “Warming temperatures, which can also lead to changes in precipitation patterns. So, as these species have less viable habitats, they have fewer resources, fewer food opportunities and this affects not only them but also other species in our ecosystem.

McCann suggests there are ways to help keep these animals from going extinct.

“Some of the things everyone can do to help endangered species are your basic conservation actions like reduce, reuse, recycle, which is always easy to implement in your daily life,” said McCann.

National Endangered Species Day is a day to raise awareness of the fragility of certain animals. It also helps us remember why it is so important to protect endangered animals from further harm.

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