After all the United States will not include the Pacific walrus in the list of endangered species, despite the Arctic thaw. The justification is that there is uncertainty in saying that the walrus will indeed become an endangered species.
The United States will not include the Pacific walrus in the list of endangered species, despite the melting in the Arctic, this phenomenon resulting from the many and severe climate change that the planet Earth has suffered over the last few years. This issue was announced this week by the Fish and Wildlife Service.
The walrus is a large animal that lives in the waters of the Arctic. This animal is medically recognized because of its prominent tusks, mustaches and its large volume.
The walruses have a wrinkled and rough skin that is becoming increasingly thick throughout their life, mostly for protection and temperature regulation. It is estimated that these animals can live between 15 and 30 years.
According to the agency of the United States Department of the Interior, dedicated to the preservation of wildlife, it is not possible to say with certainty that it is probable that the walrus will indeed become an endangered species.
Despite the extensive loss of sea ice in the Arctic, which is used by these animals to reproduce, rest and avoid predators, walruses have adapted to the planet’s changes since 2011, searching for food off the coast.
Cited by the Associated Press, the head of marine mammal management at the Fish and Wildlife Service in Alaska, Patrick Lemins, explained that the walrus population is robust and that hunting has declined sharply.
The Center for Biological Diversity, a nongovernmental organization for the defense of endangered species, urged the Pacific walrus to be included in the list and threatened to prosecute the agency if it rejected it as a threatened species.