In 1 average human life span, how many species are declared extinct? How many lives are officially put to a complete end during the the years another one thrives? There is no recorded number as thousands of species die each year without ever being identified. This project showcases 5 species that were declared extinct from 1989-2018. From sea to land, from air to ground. Species that have withstood years of evolution, but couldn’t withstand their biggest competition: humans.
The dusky seaside sparrow stopped taking flight in 1987 when it was declared extinct. Commonly found on the east coast of Florida and Merritt Island, this species depended on moist cordgrass for nesting. Their downfall was due to losing that precious habitat. Very few attempts were made to successful preserve these small birds. Although the may have not been a significant size compared to humans, but their extinction leaves a significant mark on history. Negative human impact heavily leads to the neglect of endangered species. Change the tide and contribute your positive human impact by donating to the world’s leading conservation organization, WWF. For 50 years, WWF has been actively protecting the future of nature and all the inhibits it. Visit www.worldwildlife.org today! @wwf