Habitat loss from forest degradation, fragmentation, agriculture, and urban sprawl has dwindled the Panther population. This reduced range causes inbreeding (which reduces their genetic diversity), disease and frequent collisions with automobiles.
This mammal is the smallest member of the porpoise family. The species is threatened by extinction and with barely over a dozen left, they are currently red-listed. Their decline in population is mainly caused by bycatch in gillnets by fishermen illegally fishing for Totoaba.
The Red Wolf is a critically endangered animal. The number of red wolves in the wild sits at barely two dozen. Several factors included persecution by ranchers, parasite infestations, environmental diseases, and food competition have caused their decline.
Giant Sea Bass is a critically endangered species. Recreational and commercial fishing, especially the use of gillnets, is mainly culpable for the depleting number of these species over the past decades.
Bad water quality, diseases resulting from pollutants and land runoff, and overfishing has unbalanced their ecosystem by reducing natural predators and prey, and allowing more seaweed and algae to overwhelm them.