There are at least 16,306 species on the official endangered species list. Here are a few ways you can help those that are becoming critically endangered.
You can symbolically adopt a tiger and your donation will go towards keeping him and other tigers happy and healthy.
You could take action by sending a letter to your local government officials, urging them to help save the whales and other endangered species.
Don't buy products that are made with unsustainable palm oil! Purchasing products containing palm oil only supports deforestation of the rainforests where orangutans thrive. Learn more about avoiding palm oil here.
Saolas are a very rare animal that is unfortunately on the brink of extinction. You can donate to WWF or another reputable organization to protect these innocent creatures from being hunted to extinction.
5. Sea Lions
You can cut up plastic packaging rings to keep sea lions from getting caught inside them.
6. Hawksbill Sea Turtles
You can use reusable shopping bags. Plastic grocery bags often end up in the ocean, where sea turtles mistake them for jellyfish and gobble them up. By using reusable shopping bags, you can help to stop this from happening.
7. Borneo Pygmy Elephants
You can advocate for these elephants by spreading the word about their endangerment.
You can donate to Save the Rhinos International.
The best way you can help save gorillas is by donating to the WWF and other reputable organizations.
Sharks very rarely attack humans. Their bad reputation as human-eating monsters didn't come into being until shortly after the release of the Jaws movies. On the rare occasions that sharks do attack humans, it is simply a case of mistaken identity. From certain angles, humans can look a bit like large sea lions, a tasty snack for sharks. The best way you can save sharks from extinction, is by not supporting the negative sigma around them. You can also help by refusing to eat any food containing shark fins.
We can't get these animals off the endangered list overnight, but with dedication, we can save each and every one of these creatures from going extinct.