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.
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.
Their body parts are used for medicinal purposes and their habitats are being destroyed. Small wonder then that the striped hyena is in danger of being wiped off the face of the planet.
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.
The African penguin was recently listed as an endangered species on the Red Data List. Find out more about the biology and ecology of this flightless seabird, and what has caused the population to decline so dramatically over the past century. Can we stop the African penguin from going extinct?
Nearly 20% of the world’s mammals are on the endangered species list. As we humans are also mammals, and the only sentient mammals that exist, we are responsible for protecting the endangered mammals from the greed, hubris, and stupidity inherent in some homo sapiens. We are failing.
When you think of endangered species, slow-moving sloths may not be the first animal to come to mind. Read on to learn more about these unique creatures and what their endangerment means to us.
The causes of endangered plant species range from habitat loss to pollution to many other human activities that are not in nature’s interest. The article examines all these causes threatening the survival of plants.
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!