Problem

Threatened species of Marsupalia


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Other Names:
Endangered species of macropods
Marsupials under threat of extinction
Extinct marsupials
Nature:

Many marsupial species (particularly the kangaroo) are perceived as being in competition with sheep for grazing land; and therefore considerable effort has been devoted to exterminating them. Others are threatened by the degradation of their habitat. Others, including rare species, are slaughtered as a cheap source of meat.

Incidence:

Marsupials are found only in Australasia. Seven species are extinct, twelve are endangered and of the 29 remaining, abundant macropod species are being killed by millions every year.

Broader Problems:
Threatened species of Mammals
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 15: Life on Land
Date of last update
18.06.2018 – 10:17 CEST