These Wild Animals Are Disappearing at an Alarming Rate — Here’s What You Can Do About It

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Here’s what you can do about it

People can help support programs to save the tiger by buying vanishing species stamps as well as making a donation by symbolically adopting a tiger.


20. Telmatobius fronteriensis
> Estimated remaining population: 50-249 (decreasing)
> Main habitat/geography: Chile, Bolivia
> Scientific name: Telmatobius fronteriensis

The IUCN does not list a common name for the critically endangered telmatobius fronteriensis, an amphibian species found in rivers, freshwater marshes, and wetlands in the South American countries of Chile and Bolivia. Extraction of surface water, already scarce in the region, is a threat to the species’ habitat. A large copper mining company operates near where the species are found. Sulfur mining has been a significant threat to the species in the past.

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Here’s what you can do about it

Petition or appeal to the governments of Chile and Bolivia to restrain mining activities in those areas.