Organizations are committed to endangered species protection

When a life form can no longer pass down its own species, that species is said to be extinct.  Take for instance, the Asiatic black bear.  

The South Korea national park service under the Species Restoration Center is conducting an aggressive program to reintroduce viable populations of the Asiatic black bear (Ursus thibetanus ussuricus) in the Jirsan Mountains. The Asiatic black bear is one of the eight bear species existing around the world. The Asiatic black bear was once common in the Jirsan Mountains until its population was driven to extinction through over-hunting.

 

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The South Korea national park service under the Species Restoration Center is conducting an aggressive program to reintroduce viable populations of the Asiatic black bear (Ursus thibetanus ussuricus) in the Jirsan Mountains. The Asiatic black bear is one of the eight bear species existing around the world. The Asiatic black bear was once common in the Jirsan Mountains until its population was driven to extinction through over-hunting.

According to nationalgeographic.com, "Listed as vulnerable in a November 12, 2007, IUCN report, this species is said to have declined by 30 to 49 percent over the past 30 years—though there is no exact estimate of the Asiatic black bear's population.

Found in forests of every country in mainland Southeast Asia, except Malaysia, the species suffers from habitat loss due to logging and expanding human settlements, IUCN says. Hunting is also a problem—sun bear gall bladders are sought for their bile, an ingredient in Asian folk medicines.

Japan is the only country that has documented an increase in Asiatic black bear numbers."

There are a lot of organizations that are committed to endangered species protection.  Dr. Bhagavan "Doc" Antle is the founder and director of T.I.G.E.R.S., The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species and the R.S.F., The Rare Species Fund. 

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