Endangered Species Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

What Does Endangered Species Mean?
Learn about what makes an animal or plant endangered, the difference between threatened and endangered, and how to find out if a species in endangered.

U.S. and Russia Partner for Polar Bears
U.S. and Russia partner to engage native hunters in polar bear conservation.

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An index of categories in the

Extinction: Past and Present
Learn about species that have disappeared from the earth forever.

Learning Activities
If you're planning classroom or field-based activities about endangered species, you've come to the right place. Find study guides, investigations, experiments, quizzes, games, and other educational resources for kids of all ages.

Species at Risk
Find out which species are at risk of becoming endangered and what measures are being taken to keep them off the endangered list.

Success Stories
Learn about animals that have returned from the brink of extinction with the help of endangered species laws and conservation efforts.

Endangered Species 101
Learn basic facts about endangered species. Why are certain animals and plant populations declining? How does a species become endangered?

Conflicts and Controversies
Learn about conflicts between humans and endangered species.

Endangered Species Conservation
What are government agencies and non-profits doing to protect endangered species?

Explore Endangered Habitats
Explore vulnerable habitats around the world to discover why they are in danger, how their destruction impacts various species, and what is being done to protect them.

Endangered Species Laws
Learn about laws that protect endangered species.

Endangered Species Profiles
Profiles of individual species of endangered animals and plants around the world.

How You Can Help
Learn ways that ordinary people can help endangered species.

Zoos and Captive Breeding
Learn how zoo outreach efforts and captive breeding programs are helping to protect the earth's rarest animals.

Malaysian Rainforests
Malaysian rainforests are threatened by human encroachment.

Pyrenean Ibex - Recently Extinct Wild Goat
The Pyrenean Ibex is the first animal to undergo de-extinction.

Quotes about Tigers
What are people saying about endangered tigers?

Marine Mammal Conservation Organizations
Learn about groups that work to protect marine mammals.

Endangered Species Lesson Plans
Classroom lessons to help kids learn about endangered species.

The SLOSS Debate
The SLOSS Debate is one of the most heated controversies in conservation history.

Defending the African Wild Dog
Conservation efforts target the endangered African wild dog.

What Causes Species to Become Endangered?
Explore reasons why species become endangered.

List of Endangered Bird and Mammal Species in the United States
An alphabetical listing of animals considered endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Endangered Species Games for Kids
Discover fun apps and other computer games that teach kids about endangered species.

Strange Ways to Save Endangered Species
Strange Ways to Save Endangered Species

Panther Perfume
Can panther perfume save endangered species?

Following the Leader
Scientists take flight to help endangered whooping cranes.

Trick-or-Treat
With a clever game of Trick-or-Treat, scientists help an endangered Australian marsupial.

Fish Out of Water
Scientists take fish out of water to save them from extinction.

Dog Detectives
Dog detectives may help scientists save endangered species.

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Why does it Matter if Species go Extinct?
Why does it matter if species go extinct?

The Role of Zoos in Endangered Species Conservation
Zoos help ensure survival for many of the planet's threatened and endangered species through captive breeding, reintroduction programs, public education, and field conservation.

Amur Leopard: One of the World's Most Endangered Cats
The Amur leopard is one of the world's most endangered cats.

Endangered Species: Conservation Information and More
Spread awareness by learning more about endangered species, their environments, and the conservation efforts designed to protect them from extinction.

The World's Most Endangered Frogs
Learn about the world's most endangered frog species.

Profile: Green Sea Turtle
Learn about the green sea turtle, which is making a comeback in Florida.

Maleo
The rare Maleo of Indonesia may be facing extinction.

Profile: Angonoka Tortoise
Learn about the world's most endangered tortoise.

Profile: Wolverine
Learn about the elusive and ferocious wolverine and why it needs your help.

Tigers on the Rebound in Nepal
A 2011 study reveals that tiger numbers are on the rise in Nepal.

Choose Coffee that Protects Habitat and Species
How does your coffee habit relate to endangered species and their habitats?

Endangered Species as Sports Team Mascots
Endangered Species as Sports Team Mascots

How Far Would You Go to Protect Endangered Species?
An entire village in India evacuates to make way for wildlife.

How to Help Stream Habitat
How to Help Stream Habitat. Endangered Species.

Species Most Likely to be Affected by Climate Change
Species Most Likely to be affected by Climate Change

Killing Endangered Whales
Endangered whales are still being hunted in Iceland.

Profile: Saiga
Learn facts about the endangered saiga antelope.

How Dogs are Helping Cheetahs
Dogs help cheetahs survive in captivity and in the wild.

World Rhino Species at Risk
World Rhino Species at Risk. Endangered Species.

Fish and Seafood Buying Guide
Help save worldwide ocean species from extinction by making better choices about the fish you eat.

Count Birds for Christmas
Help the Audubon Society track rare species of birds by joining the Christmas Bird Count

Will Endangered Species Topple off the Fiscal Cliff?
Will endangered species topple off the fiscal cliff?

Helping Wildlife Weather the Winter
Ways to help improve winter habitat for wildlife.

Profile: North American Sagebrush Habitat
Sagebrush is considered to be one of the most imperiled ecosystems in the United States.

Cat Controversy in New Zealand
New Zealand businessman suggests eradicating cats to help endangered species.

Quotations About Endangered Species
The following is a list quotes by politicians, actors, authors, and other well-known public figures who, in one way or another, have felt a need to speak up on the issue of endangered species conservation.

National Geographic Young Explorers Grants
Learn how budding adventurers can explore the world with National Geographic.

Foreign Species Protected by the U.S. Endangered Species Act
Learn About Foreign Species Protected by the U.S. Endangered Species Act.

Bring Back the Bobwhite Quail
Bring Back the Bob White Quail. Endangered Species.

Spotlight: The Endangered Species Act
What is the Endangered Species Act and how does it work?

Land Trusts Support Endangered Species Habitat
Land trusts support endangered species habitat.

New Baby Named at the San Diego Zoo
Follow the United States' most successful panda breeding program, from the first panda pair to the new baby on board.

Captive Chimpanzees to be Declared Endangered
Captive Chimpanzees to be Declared Endangered

Habitat Trumps Handouts
Healthy winter habitat is better for wildlife than handouts.

Whooping Cranes Return to Louisiana after 60 Years
Whooping cranes reclaim their home in Louisiana 60 years after extirpation.

Everyday Ways to Help Endangered Species
Simple ways that people can help endangered species and the environment.

Endangered Species Books for Kids
An endangered species reading list for elementary and middle school students.

Laws Regulating the Endangered Pet Trade
Learn about laws and enforcement practices that regulate the illegal trade of endangered species.

Endangered Species Programs at the Smithsonian National Zoo
Learn about endangered species programs at the Smithsonian National Zoo

Can These Species be Brought Back to Life?
Learn about 10 Animals that are candidates for de-extinction.

Endangered Arctic Wildlife
Endangered Arctic Wildlife

10 Endangered Species Success Stories
The Endangered Species Act has helped many species avoid extinction.

The Kingdom of Rarities by Eric Dinerstein
Explore The Kingdom of Rarities, a new book by Eric Dinerstein.

Leonardo DiCaprio is Taken with Tigers
Five famous faces have staged efforts to save species from extinction.

Carol Thatcher Embarks on an Albatross Adventure
Carol Thatcher traveled to the Falkland Islands to film an episode of BBC's Saving Planet Earth. Page 2.

Yao Ming
In 2006, Chinese basketball star Yao Ming publicly pledged to stop eating shark fin soup. Page 3.

Julia Roberts Publicizes the Plight of the Orangutan
Julia Roberts publicizes the plight of the orangutan. Page 4.

Harrison Ford
A veteran of the film industry, Harrison Ford is also a longtime supporter of environmental causes. Page 5.

Envirothon Conservation Competition for Kids
Find out more about the Envirothon, a conservation competition for kids.

Endangered Species Quiz
Endangered Species Quiz

Interactive Food Web Game
In this classroom challenge, student scientists work together to simulate an endangered food web.

Crepuscular
What does crepuscular mean? Endangered Species.

Movie Review: The Hunter
The Hunter delves fearlessly into the heart of modern-age extinction and lands with its cross-hairs on the Tasmanian tiger.

Timeline of Tiger Extinctions
Three subspecies of tiger have gone extinct since the 1930s.

Balinese Tiger
The last documented Balinese tiger was killed on 27th September 1937, marking the extinction of the subspecies. Page 2.

Caspian Tiger
The last documented Caspian tiger sighting occurred near the border of Afghanistan in 1958. Page 3.

Javan Tiger
The last documented sighting of the Javan tiger occurred in 1972. Page 4.

Santa Barbara Song Sparrow
The Santa Barbara Song Sparrow was declared extinct on October 12, 1983.

The Amazing Panda Adventure
Watch a cool kid movie to learn about endangered species.

Rio
Watch a cool kid movie to learn about endangered species. Page 2.

Duma
Watch a cool kid movie to learn about endangered species. Page 3.

Free Willy
Watch a cool kid movie to learn about endangered species. Page 4.

A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures
Watch a cool kid movie to learn about endangered species. Page 5.

Two Brothers
Watch a cool kid movie to learn about endangered species. Page 6.

The Bear
Watch a cool kid movie to learn about endangered species. Page 7.

The Missing Lynx
Watch a cool kid movie to learn about endangered species. Page 8.

Critical Habitat
What is critical habitat? Endangered Species.

CITES
What is CITES? Endangered Species.

Midway Atoll: Paradise and the Garbage Patch
Midway Atoll, a ring of volcanic islands and reefs, is home to millions of sea birds, seals, turtles, dolphins, and myriad fish species. Unfortunately, it is also a focal point for ecological damage wrought by the Pacific Garbage Patch.

Profile: Sumatran Rhinoceros
Learn about the critically endangered Sumatran rhinoceros.

Black-footed Ferret
Black-footed ferrets are alive in the wild thanks to captive breeding programs.

Arabian Oryx
The Arabian oryx is alive in the wild thanks to captive breeding programs. Page 2.

Golden Lion Tamarin
Golden lion tamarins are alive in the wild thanks to captive breeding programs. Page 3.

Przewalski’s Horse
The Przewalski’s horse is alive in the wild thanks to captive breeding programs. Page 4.

Whooping Crane
Whooping Crane. Endangered Species. Page 5.

Artificial Insemination Finally Works for Przewalski's Horse
Scientists at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute celebrate a breakthrough in reproductive technology.

Anthropomorphism: A Controversial Approach to Conservation
Anthropomorphism is a Controversial Approach to Conservation

Molasses Spill Has Far-Reaching Consequences for Hawaii's Rare Wildlife
How Can Molasses Cause Harm? Endangered Species.

Learn how to avoid buying souvenirs that threaten endangered species.
Learn how to avoid buying souvenirs that threaten endangered species. Page 8.

The London Zoo is Looking for Love
The London Zoo is Looking for Love

More on the Mangarahara Cichlid
More on the Mangarahara Cichlid. Endangered Species. Page 2.

A Needle in a Haystack
A Needle in a Haystack. Endangered Species. Page 3.

Plan of Action
Plan of Action. Endangered Species. Page 4.

Can You Help?
Can You Help? Endangered Species. Page 5.

Learn how to avoid buying souvenirs that threaten endangered species.
Learn how to avoid buying souvenirs that threaten endangered species.

Animal Skin, Fur, and Feathers
Learn how to avoid buying souvenirs that threaten endangered species. Page 2.

Marine Life
Learn how to avoid buying souvenirs that threaten endangered species. Page 3.

Turtle Shells
Turtle Shells. Endangered Species. Page 4.

Traditional Asian Medicines
Traditional Asian medicines may contain endangered species products. Page 5.

Learn how to avoid buying souvenirs that threaten endangered species.
Learn how to avoid buying souvenirs that threaten endangered species. Page 6.

Learn how to avoid buying souvenirs that threaten endangered species.
Learn how to avoid buying souvenirs that threaten endangered species. Page 7.

Contraception and Captive Breeding
Birth control is a valuable tool for keeping American zoo populations in check.

Profile: Arctic Habitat
Arctic ice is crucial to helping maintain a balanced and temperate climate for the entire planet.

Siberian White Crane
Siberian cranes are critically endangered birds of Asia.

Saola: The Endangered Asian Unicorn
Saola: The Endangered Asian Unicorn

Profile: Gunnison Sage-Grouse
Learn about the Gunnison sage-grouse, soon to be an endangered species.

Virginia Northern Flying Squirrel
Learn about the endangered Virginia Northern Flying Squirrel.

Save an Endangered Species Classroom Campaign
Students develop advertising campaigns to save endangered species.

Help Stop the Endangered Pet Trade
Learn 7 easy ways to help stop the endangered pet trade.

Volunteer to Help Endangered Species
Find volunteer work to help endangered species.

Do Cats Kill Endangered Species?
Do Cats Kill Endangered Species? Learn How to Keep Your Cat from Harming Wildlife.

Will Killing Pythons Save Florida's Native Species?
Will Killing Pythons Save Florida's Native Species?

Profile: Pinta Island Tortoise
The Pinta Island tortoise went extinct when Lonesome George died on June 24, 2012.

Work for a Zoo
What would it be like to work in a zoo? Imagine feeding tigers, training sea lions, or nursing a sick giraffe. Zoos offer a unique opportunity to engage in conservation efforts that help protect the world's most endangered species.

Can Hunting Help Save Endangered Species?
Can Hunting Help Save Endangered Species?

Euthanasia in Zoos
Euthanasia is a controversial method of population control used by some of the world's zoos.

The Animals of Ice Age
Discover the real animals portrayed by Manny, Sid, Diego, and Scrat.

Timeline of 21st Century Extinctions
Timeline of 21st Century Extinctions

Richard Nixon: Green President?
Richard Nixon enacted some of the nation's most important environmental legislature.

Why Habitat Matters
Healthy habitat helps all species survive.

Career Path: Wildlife Management
Explore academic programs, internships, volunteer opportunities, and job listings in the field of endangered species conservation.