Endangered Species

An endangered species is a population of organisms which is facing a high risk of becoming extinct because it is either few in numbers, or threatened by changing environmental or predation parameters. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has calculated the percentage of endangered species.

Many nations have laws offering protection to conservation reliant species: for example, forbidding hunting, restricting land development or creating preserves.

Read more about Endangered Species:  Species Examples, Conservation Status, IUCN Red List, Climate Change, Impact On Biodiversity and Endangered Species, Importance of Maintaining Species, Conservation, Captive Breeding, Private Farming, Gallery

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Conservation Reliant Species - History
... The term conservation reliant species grew out of the conservation biology work of "The Endangered Species Act at Thirty Project ", begun in 2001, and has been popularized by the leader of that project ... Passage of the 1973 Endangered Species Act (ESA) carried with it the assumption that endangered species would be delisted as their populations ... However, eighty percent of species currently listed under the ESA fail to meet that assumption ...
Chuitna Coal Project - Proposal - Environmental Issues of The Mining Phase
... water creeks, waterbodies that support all five species of Pacific salmon, as well as Dolly Varden and trout ... deep water would have an impact on fish migration zones and the habitat of an endangered species of beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas also known as white whale) that is distinct to Cook Inlet ... Under provisions of the 1973 Endangered Species Act, the National Marine Fisheries Service placed the Cook Inlet species on the nation's Endangered Species list ...
Endangered Species - Gallery
... The endangered island fox The endangered Sea Otter American Bison skull heap ... Salamander (photo courtesy of Don Roberson) An Asian arowana Iberian Lynx, Europe's most endangered mammal ...
Manatee Awareness - Becoming Endangered Legal Protection
... a manatee sanctuary and made manatee hunting illegal, people have worked to protect this species ... In accordance with the Endangered Species Preservation Act of 1966, an act of Congress designed to list endangered animal species and offer them limited protection, the manatee became one of 78 original ... There are currently more than 1300 species on this list ...
List Of Threatened Fauna Of Michigan
... The list of threatened fauna of Michigan includes almost 400 endangered, threatened and special concern species that are located in Michigan as a part of the fauna of the United States ... Endangered and threatened species in Michigan are protected through the Endangered Species Act of the State of Michigan, part of the 1994 Michigan Natural ... At this time, 69 new species were added, including many species of freshwater mussels and snails, and 13 species were removed ...

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