The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker is Officially Extinct, with other 22 Species

This is very sad to hear these days that at least 150-200 plant and animal species are extinct every day and more than thousands of species are extinct in a year. Similarly, the number of birds is continuously decreasing every day due to various reasons like deforestation, environmental changes, and other human activities. 

The US fish and wildlife service declared almost 2 dozen endangered species extinct, and one of the major problems of climate change and habitat loss in America. One of the most beautiful species of birds Ivory-billed woodpecker is declared extinct. Sadly, the Ivory Billed woodpecker is dead.

This bird is also called the Lord God Bird and now is dead. People were damn lucky to spot that bird before extinct. These famed birds once flew from the coastal plains of North Caroline to the marshy water of Texas, but their number started to decrease in 1800 after bird hunting, they have been shot for private collections and hatmakers.

Furthermore, not only just this ivory-billed woodpecker has been extinct, but other 23 extinct species are endangered and threatened wildlife and plants. Including, eight types of freshwater mussels, two fish, birds, a bat, and a plant.

Among all these extinct bird species there is the Hawaiian honeycreeper, whose song now only exists in recordings. Each of these 23 species represents a permanent loss to the world’s natural heritage and global biodiversity. Extinction is only happening because of the interference of human activities in the environment which causes a major threat to the environment and the bird, plants, and animal species on Earth.

Hawaiian honeycreeper
Hawaiian honeycreeper

This extinction of species is human involvement with nature and a big warning of worsening global warming in the future that threatens millions of species with extinction, also the big biodiversity loss and habitat of these animals, plants, and birds are in danger and some are destructed, ding out faster.

Likely many of these species were already near extinction by the time the wildlife protection fact came into existence in 1973 in the USA and 1972 in India for the benefit of flora and fauna, which made the illegal to harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect the endangered species. But still, after that 11 other organisms from the list have gone extinct from the USA, while they are successful in protecting the majority of its jeopardized species.

Ivory-Billed Woodpecker is Officially Extinct
Ivory-Billed Woodpecker is Officially Extinct

In the given picture, the Ivory-billed Woodpecker male, extinct on the right, and the female on left at the British Museum Tring.

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