The red list of endangered species is only increasing with time. There are three more names recently added to the list, namely- the Japanese earthworms, the Bankouale Palm, and the Mauritian flying fox. More than 26,197 species of plants and animals are almost extinct. Out of the rest, 93,557 are on the verge of entering into the endangered group of species because of the serious environmental changes and threats across the globe, as stated by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (ICUN).
When you look at the population of reptiles in Australia, more than half of the species are extinct and half are endangered. Almost all the animals from the kingdom of the cold-blooded animal list come under the list of endangered and extinct animals. More than seven percent of all the species are threatened because of the changing environmental factors such as invasive species and climatic change. It has been estimated by the ICUN that more than 600 million reptiles are killed for food by the feral cats. However, the feral cats are of no harm to the public which is why no strict actions can be taken against them.
Australia is facing a huge extinction in the population of reptiles while the rest of the Asian countries might lose the species over time. Although the newly listed animals to the endangered category are not all accurate, perhaps there might be some good news of some of them surviving and making their population growth in the hidden. In Mauritius, there has been a team of task force workers working with the farmers to provide protection to the orchards and crops with nets, etc and reduce the rates of population culling over time.
Strict actions have been taken worldwide for these three species along with serious measures for the preservation of other endangered species of their category. The root cause of animals and plants making their way to the list is pollution. Population, however also leads a helping hand but pollution of water, land, and air is leading to the deaths of numerous animal and plant species worldwide.