The European eel’s unusual lifecycle — which involves swimming between freshwater and saltwater environments — has resulted in catastrophic overfishing.
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In just one century, we have lost 97 percent of the tigers on the earth. As few as 3,200 exist in the wild today.
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Once abundant in the waters off of western Europe, the angel shark is now critically endangered. Out of 9,905 trawls from 1995 to 1999, only two were found.
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90 percent of American burying beetles have been removed from their original range. East of the Mississippi River, fewer than 1,000 beetles remain; there are still areas of South Dakota with a high population density including the Sandhills — the very route where the tar sands oil carrying Keystone XL Pipeline is to run through.
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