kidzsearch.com > wiki   Explore:web images videos games  

Endangered species




KidzSearch Safe Wikipedia for Kids.
(Redirected from Endangered)
Jump to: navigation, search
A cheetah is an example of an endangered animal
An endangered species is a species (a population) of animals, plants or other organisms that is in danger of becoming extinct. This could happen because there are few of that animal left, its predators have grown in number, or the climate that it lives in is changing, or the places it lives in have been destroyed. The World Conservation Union (IUCN) has worked out that endangered species are 40% of all organisms.[1]
Conservation status
Risk of extinction
Extinction

Extinct
Extinct in the Wild

Threatened

Critically Endangered
Endangered
Vulnerable
Threatened

Lower risk

Conservation Dependent
Near Threatened
Least Concern

See also

World Conservation Union
IUCN Red List

Many countries have laws to protect these plants and animals. These laws, if obeyed, can save species by stopping hunting, land development or making parks and reserves. Poaching and other illegal activities, however, can still destroy them.

Only a few plants and animals at risk of extinction, mostly vertebrates, are put on the lists and get legal protection. Many more species become extinct, or will become extinct, without people knowing about it.

Mammal

This is a list of mammals that are endangered. They include:

Birds

Here is a list of birds that are endangered. They include:

Related pages

Further reading

References