great barrier reef photo

A habitat is where animals and organisms get what they need to survive and thrive.  Essentially, it is their home.  Today, every habitat has been invaded by humans.  These habitats are becoming endangered due to problems including global warming, urban sprawl, run off from power plants and many other human changing factors.  The Great Barrier Reef is especially endangered.  This reef is the world’s largest coral reef, home to 400 different types of coral, 1500 species of fish, 200 types of birds, and 6 of the 7 endangered species of marine turtles.  However this great reef is dying and its inhabitants are losing their home.  Ways we can conserve this home to many is by first spreading awareness to people.  We can also stop this reef from dying is by better managing dredging, oil spills, using renewable energy, putting tighter controls on agriculture flows, restricting fishing controls, increasing research and so much more.  I think that we are all able to contribute to making a difference and into preserving any and every habitat.  What is something you can do to save a habitat near you?

Photos by lockthegate,

http://www.greatbarrierreef.org/about-the-reef/

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/the-worlds-6-most-endangered-animal-habitats.html

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/28/10-steps-to-save-the-great-barrier-reef

 

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