In my urban fantasy, I have several human species that coexist with humans. I'd imagine some like species such as who're classified as Faeries have a stronghold to have intercommunication with humans. But as humans are still humans, they would endanger other species due to fear, hatred, or any other reason. Whether it be Ogres, Giants, Nagas, and more, their numbers are below average compared to other species, and reproduction wouldn't jix the problem.

So if most species made it to modern times, the problem is now about numbers. Let's say they breed in a rate of humans or even slower. What justification would there be a reason to judge an entire species as non-threatened at best and endangered at worst?


closed as too broad by elemtilas, kingledion, Rekesoft, Mołot, L.Dutch Nov 26 '18 at 12:22

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    $\begingroup$ "Why would someone/something X?" questions are generally off-topic as too broad, too story-based, or primarily opinion-based. Please remember that SE's Q&A model is one-specific-question/one-best-answer. As written, you've provided no criteria for judging the best answer and the phrase "entire species worldwide" makes the Q too broad. $\endgroup$ – JBH Nov 25 '18 at 19:06
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    $\begingroup$ The question is very unclear. Are you looking for numbers, that is, how many breeding individuals in a population of elephants (who reproduce pretty much as slow as humans) to classify it as least-concern, near-threatened, endangered etc.? Or are you looking for reasons for their extermination? We humans will find a reason, any reason. Ask the Sorbs, ask the Livonians, ask the aboriginal Tasmanians, ask any number of American Indian tribes. $\endgroup$ – AlexP Nov 25 '18 at 19:22
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    $\begingroup$ @AlexP I tired to ask for the former, but I admit I didn't word myself well. $\endgroup$ – TGCF Nov 25 '18 at 19:30
  • $\begingroup$ I concur with JBH et al. Why questions are way too broad. You also answer your own question (humans being human; hatred; fear), so it is now extremely unclear what you're actually intending to ask! VTC on those grounds. $\endgroup$ – elemtilas Nov 25 '18 at 19:39
  • $\begingroup$ @TGCF -- it's okay if you didn't word yourself well! That's why you're able to edit your queries! If you edit this one to clarify your interest and also focus on one single problem or issue I'll happily retract my close vote! $\endgroup$ – elemtilas Nov 25 '18 at 19:41