Extinction of aquatic animals
The vaquita is the smallest porpoise, and the smallest cetacean. In recent years, the population has declined at a dramatic rate. From 2011, the population has declined by 96%. It's disappearance will have devastating consequences for the entire ecosystem.
The Gharial is a critically endangered and unique crocodilian species of extraordinary conservation value. Gharials might be incredibly protective parents, but they are not typically a danger to humans. Gharials are very shy and will typically hide from humans. In just 60 years, the number of this species has decreased by 98%.
There are five sawfish species worldwide and all are considered critically endangered. Sawfish are unique and intriguing animals, and their conservation is extremely important for aquatic ecosystems.
If we allow the final extinction of the Mediterranean monk seal, then this will trigger a whole series of events from the mass and final subsequent extinctions of all other species that are now on the verge of complete extinction. This, in turn, will trigger a series of events from the extinctions of even those species that now seem to cause the least concern. Ultimately, all this will lead to the extinction of life in the seas and oceans.
According to the most recent data, the extinction rate of 50 thousand species per year was recorded. More than 100 species of living things go extinct forever every day. This is a record in the history of planet Earth.
Tragic fact. The illegal trade in wildlife parts is worth billions of dollars annually and is the third most profitable trade on the black market after drugs and weapons.
Tragic fact. Wildlife in the nature conservation areas is very depleted from years of unchecked poaching.
Aquatic animals are directly related to human life. A person regularly eats fish. Today, there are practically no fish left in most rivers and lakes around the world. Over the past only 60 years, the population of aquatic animals has decreased by more than 95%. Aquatic animals still remain in the oceans and seas, but at the current rate of their disappearance and overfishing, it is expected that aquatic animals will completely disappear in the next decades. Billions of people around the world will be left without food.