Today we learned about the conservation of guanaja. We learned that there were only about 300 of the yellow napped parrots left. These parrots only live on guanaja and can only survive with a type of tree on guanaja. Hurricane Mitch wiped out most of their species and poaching has taken most of these birds from the wild. People poach these birds to sell them, mostly to the Caymen Islands.
We also learned that all sea turtle are very endangered. They are so endangered because of poaching, and most of the eggs being born are female because of rise in ocean temperature, and development. If a sea turtle sees even a light on a beach where they would normally nest they won’t go there. This is all incredibly sad and it is all caused by humans.
Next, we learned about what the mangroves do for our planet and how much deforestation is hurting it. Mangroves not only are the nursery for all the fish we catch but they are also very important to our environment. They help trap Co2 from getting into the atmosphere and help stop climate change.
These are important issues for all of us because we have to share the planet with these creatures and plants. Not only that but these animals were here first and should not be destroyed by us.