Many species of animals are becoming extinct due to the following reasons:
- The forests which are the natural habitat of animals are being recklessly destroyed.
- Hunting and poaching of animals is on the rise.
- Climatic changes and fast industrialization is also a reason.
The measures taken to preserve wildlife:
1. Hunting and poaching of wild animals has been banned.
2. Strict and severe punishments are accorded to defaulters.
3. National parks, zoos, sanctuaries and biosphere reserves preserve and conserve wildlife.