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Noted conservation scientist David Wilcove estimates that there are 14,000 to 35,000 endangered species in the United States alone. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has identified 16,928 species worldwide as being threatened with extinction, roughly 38 percent of those assessed. Many thousands of species are at risk of disappearing forever in the coming decades.
In North American marine waters, at least 82 fish species are imperiled. Across the globe, 1,851 species of fish, approximately 21 percent of all fish species evaluated — were deemed at risk of extinction by the IUCN in 2010, including more than a third of sharks and rays.
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Many marine species have ranges that extend beyond national borders and trade in endangered species is a global phenomenon. Protecting threatened and endangered species is helped by international agreements, such as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the International Whaling Commission.
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Plastic Pollution is the accumulation and permeation of man-made plastics into the environment reaching a point when they wreak havoc on ecosystems and the wildlife that inhabit them. Plastic pollution is widespread throughout the planet ranging from the summit of the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest, to the Mariana Trench, the deep point in our oceans.
All waterways on all continents lead to the ocean. Annually these global ‘aqueous highways’ carry millions of tonnes of human-generated plastic waste to oceans. The problem is getting worse each year.
More than 8 million tonnes of plastic enter the oceans each year, equal to dumping a garbage truck of plastic every minute. As much as 80 percent of all litter in our oceans is made of plastic. According to a report presented at the 2017 United Nations Marine Conference, as many as 51 trillion microplastic particles, 500 times more than the stars in our galaxy, litter our oceans and seas, seriously threatening marine wildlife.
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