H – Habitat destruction: This means that when humans cut down forests, we take away the homes of animals and plants.
I – Invasive species: Sometimes people bring in new animals or plants from other places that don’t belong in the ecosystem. These new species can hurt or kill off native species.
P – Pollution: Pollution is when harmful chemicals get into the air, water, or soil. This can make it hard for animals and plants to survive. It contaminates their home.
P – Population growth: As more people live on Earth, we need more land, food, and resources. This can lead to overusing natural resources and damaging habitats.
O – Overharvesting: This happens when people catch too many fish or hunt too many wild animals. It’s important to only take what we need so that these species can continue to live and reproduce.