What are endangered species?

  • (noun): A species whose numbers are so small that the species is at risk of extinction.

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.

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Some articles on endangered species:

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 ... Endangered and threatened species in Michigan are protected through the Endangered Species Act of the State of Michigan, part of the 1994 Michigan Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act ... At this time, 69 new species were added, including many species of freshwater mussels and snails, and 13 species were removed ...
Endangered Species - Gallery
... The endangered island fox The endangered Sea Otter American Bison skull heap ... 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 ... There are currently more than 1300 species on this list ...
Chuitna Coal Project - Proposal - Environmental Issues of The Mining Phase
... to the fresh water creeks, waterbodies that support all five species of Pacific salmon, as well as Dolly Varden and trout ... 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 ...
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 ... Passage of the 1973 Endangered Species Act (ESA) carried with it the assumption that endangered species would be delisted as their populations recovered ... However, eighty percent of species currently listed under the ESA fail to meet that assumption ...

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