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Endangered Species

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Endangered Species in the U.S.

In the United States there are currently 1300 listed Endangered or Threatened Species. Our National Parks protect many of these species. You may ask "Why should I Care?" See the pamphlet to your right. ( It may take awhile to download it is 1.1 mb in size.)

Chapters of the Pamphlet:

  • Benefits of Natural Diversity
  • Contributions to Medicine
  • Biodiversity and Agriculture
  • Environmental Monitor
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Other Economic Values
  • Intangible Values

To see a list of Endangered and Threatened Species look at Quick Searches under the box Find Endangered Species in the link below.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Endangered Species

Bald Eagle - by 1963 there were estimated to be only 417 nesting pairs of Bald Eagles found in the lower 48 states of the U.S. In 1967 the Bald Eagle was put under the protection of the Federal law that preceded the Endangered Species Act. Today it is estimated that there are around 7,066 nesting pairs in the lower 48 states and it is classified as Threatened. To read about efforts to take the Bald Eagle off the Endangered Species Act click on the link below.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife - Bald Eagle Article

Sea Otter - were hunted almost to extinction for their soft luxurious fur during the 18th and 19th centuries. The Southern Sea Otter was first listed in 1977 and is currently designated as Threatened. Sea Otters are intelligent and are one of the only mammals to use tools. They will put a rock on their belly and use it to crack open Abalone Shells for food. Due to their protection they are coming back. They have been successfully re-introduced along parts of the Pacific Coast. It is estimated that the current world population is around 30,000.

Florida Manatee - were listed as an Endangered Species in 1967. Speeding boats kill many Manatee in Florida. Florida is working hard to establish Manatee sanctuaries and to establish speed zones for boats. A 2 day aerial survey in 2001 counted 3,276 Manatee.

Why Save Endangered Species Ebook
Why Save Endangered Species
PDF (1,100 kb size)

Bald Eagle Perched

Sea Otter with Young

Manatee with Calf


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