Why We Should Be Concerned About Endangered Animals

Conserving the world’s wildlife is one of the most important tasks facing mankind today.

Unfortunately, a growing number of species are becoming increasingly endangered due to human activities such as poaching, habitat destruction, and climate change. One of the most threatened animals today is the Javan rhinoceros—a species that has seen its numbers dwindle to near extinction. Let’s look at why this animal is so vulnerable and what can be done to protect it.

The Javan rhinoceros is one of the rarest large mammals on Earth, with only about 74 left in existence. It inhabits lowland rainforest and tropical moist deciduous forests in Indonesia, primarily in Java and Ujung Kulon National Park. The species faces numerous threats to its survival, including poaching for its horns, which are highly valuable on the black market; habitat destruction due to deforestation; and competition with other animals for food and resources. As a result, their numbers have been rapidly declining since the mid-20th century.

The Javan rhinoceros is also particularly vulnerable due to its slow reproductive rate; females do not reach sexual maturity until their early twenties and produce just one calf every three years or so. This makes it difficult for them to recover from population declines caused by poaching or other factors. To make matters worse, female Javan rhinos live solitary lives except when breeding or caring for young calves, so they cannot rely on social support structures like some other species do when under threat.

In order to save this species from extinction, we must immediately address these threats through increased law enforcement efforts against poachers and habitat protection policies that promote sustainable development in areas where Javan rhinos live. In addition, conservation organizations such as WWF are working diligently to raise awareness about these animals in order to generate greater public support for their protection. We must act now if we want future generations to be able to experience the beauty of these majestic creatures in person!  


It’s heartbreaking that such a magnificent animal is at risk of disappearing entirely from our planet—but we can still turn things around with concerted action from governments and conservationists alike! By focusing on anti-poaching initiatives, protecting habitats, raising awareness about this majestic animal among local communities, and encouraging sustainable development practices near areas inhabited by Javan rhinos, we can ensure that future generations will get an opportunity to witness this incredible creature up close in person!