We’ve already lost several species to extinction in the modern era. Some of the most recent include the Chinese Dolphin Fish and the White Possum. These creatures didn’t get the media exposure of the Giant Panda and American Bald Eagle and worse, they may have been casualties of human endeavors.
When a species becomes engandered or extinct the effects can be devasting for local as well as world biodiversity. Enter the Engandered Species topic at the Environmental Science Channel to learn about current threats to endangered species such as shark finning and the impact of whaling on current whale populations. Find out which animals have become extinct over the past 100 years, and what you can do to prevent extinction over the next 100. Our best tools to helping our planet is knowledge. So join us on our journey around the world to visit fascinating animals; learn why you should help save species from extinction and find tools and resources to help you do just that.
According to Lera Miles from the World Conservation Monitoring Centre near Cambridge, “Critically Endangered means that a species’ numbers have decreased, or will decrease, by 80% within three generations.” Without a concerted effort to save these creatures our grandchildren will never see them.
Do you ever wonder about the threats facing Earth’s animals and plants? Do you know which endangered species are most at risk, and what is being done to protect them? Test your knowledge with this fun quiz and find out some interesting facts about endangered species.
Perognathus longimembris pacificus, or the Pacific pocket mouse, is an endangered species in California. Find out why the Pacific pocket mouse is endangered and what the conservation efforts for this rodent are.
A helpful introduction to understanding endangered rainforest species for kids!
Endangered species should be protected by man due to the connection they both have to maintaining a balanced ecosystem. Let’s examine the reasons related to “should endangered species be protected?”
Learn about some of the endangered species of animals living in the arctic tundra that are being threatened by climate change, overhunting and other factors.
Development, pollution and habitat loss are causing an increase in the number of endangered species of salt marshes and a reduction in biodiversity.