- Endangered Species Sources (EE-Link)
Provides sources of information on endangered species, as well as related links on facts, policies, laws, and treaties. 5-00
- Wildlife Conservation (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
"Access the latest publication of listed animals and listed plants as published in the Government Printing Office's Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants 50 eCFR 17.11 and 17.12, which is updated daily."
- -Editorial: It's Too Late for "Later" (New York Times)
"There was a chilling essay in The Jakarta Post last week by Andrio Adiwibowo, a lecturer in environmental management at the University of Indonesia. It was about how a smart plan to protect the mangrove forests around coastal Jakarta was never carried out, leading to widespread tidal flooding last month."
"This line jumped out at me: 'The plan was not implemented. Instead of providing a buffer zone, development encroached into the core zone, which was covered over by concrete.' "
"You could read that story in a hundred different developing countries today. But the fact that you read it here is one of the most important reasons that later has become extinct. Indonesia is second only to Brazil in terrestrial biodiversity and is No. 1 in the world in marine biodiversity. Just one and a half acres in Borneo contains more different tree species than all of North America — not to mention animals that don’t exist anywhere else on earth. If we lose them, there will be no later for some of the rarest plants and animals on the planet."
"Indonesia is now losing tropical forests the size of Maryland every year, and the carbon released by the cutting and clearing — much of it from illegal logging — has made Indonesia the third largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the world, after the United States and China. Deforestation actually accounts for more greenhouse gas emissions than all the cars and trucks in the world, an issue the Bali conference finally addressed." 12-07
- 03-22-01 Endangered Species Act Provisions Opposed (Time.com)
Reports that the Bush administration seeks to "eliminate a provision of the Endangered Species Act that allows private groups to sue the Department of the Interior to add plants and animals to the official 'endangered' list...." 5-01
- African News for Sustainable Health and Peace (AllAfrica.com)
Provides news related to water, health, agriculture, and biodiversity.
- Primates in Peril (BBC News)
Provides an update on the extinction of primates. 5-00
- Animals - Endangered Species (Oakland Zoo)
Provides information on endangered species at the Oakland Zoo.
- Chimpanzees (Oakland Zoo)
Provides facts and pictures of chimpanzees, especially the endangered bonobo or pygmy chimpanzee.
- Conservationist Wins Gold Award (BBC News)
"A conservationist who has spent 25 years trying to protect Peru's marine wildlife has won a top UK environment prize, the Whitley Gold Award."
"Patricia Majluf researched and then campaigned against the impact of anchovy fishing off the Peruvian coast."
"High catches have affected dolphins, sealions and birds such as pelicans." 05-06
- Domesticated Bees Shortage (NationalGeographic.com)
"Decades of disease and overuse of pesticides have put the squeeze on populations of the domesticated honeybee. As a result, farmers are increasingly left with fields of flowering crops that fail to bear fruit."
"Since some 15 to 30 percent of the food we humans eat directly or indirectly depend on the pollination services of bees, scientists say the problem threatens to take some excitement—and potentially abundance—from our diets." 10-04
- Endangered Dolphin Probably Extinct (MSNBC News)
"The long-threatened Yangtze River dolphin in China is probably extinct, according to an international team of researchers who said this would mark the first whale or dolphin to be wiped out due to human activity." 08-07
- Endangered Species (Kids' Planet)
Provides factsheets on endangered species, by region of the world.
- Endangered Species Traffic (Traffic 2000)
Provides news and facts to reduce traffic in endangered species. 5-00
- Endangered or Threatened Birds (Texas Parks and Wildlife)
Provides short descriptions and photos of the birds. 2-00
- Endangered, Threatened, Vulnerable, or Stable Species (National Parks Conservation Association - GetOutdoors.com)
Provides factsheets on animals needing protection, including the Grizzly Bears, Gray Wolves, Manatees, Lynx, Dolphins, Bisons, American Crocodiles, Sea Turtles, Killer Whales (Orcas), Sea Otters, Prairie Dogs, Florida Panthers, Humpback Whales, Bats, Moose, California Condors, Elk, Blue Whales, Caribou, Steller Sea Lions, Bald Eagles, Sharks, Red Wolves, American Alligators, and Black-Footed Ferrets.
- Koalas Face Extinction (MSNBC News)
"Koalas, Australia's iconic symbol, face extinction as rapid urbanization along the eastern seaboard destroys their fragile habitat, the Australian Koala Foundation is warning." 6-04
- Koalas Face Uncertain Future (MSNBC News)
"The koala, cuddly symbol of a nation and one of the most beloved animals on the planet, is in crisis. Before Europeans settled Australia more than two centuries ago, about ten million koalas lived in a 1,500-mile-long swath of the east coast eucalyptus forests. Hunted for their luxurious fur, koalas were brought to the edge of extinction in the southern half of their range. In the northern half, Queensland, a million were killed in 1919 alone. After the last open season in Queensland was held in 1927, only tens of thousands remained." 04-12
- Polar Bears Going Extinct (CBS News)
"More than two-thirds of the world's polar bears will be killed off by 2050 - including the entire population in Alaska - because of thinning sea ice from global warming in the Arctic, government scientists forecast Friday." 09-07
- Seeds for Diversity (Journey to Forever)
Describes projects to save the diversity of plants on our planet. 12-00
- Tens of Thousands of Elephants Likely Killed (MSNBC News)
"Providing the grimmest count yet on Africa's wildlife crisis, the global body tracking endangered species reported Thursday that tens of thousands of elephants likely were slaughtered last year by poachers after their tusks. Rhinos, while fewer in number, also saw mass slaughter as poachers went after their horns." 05-12
- Top Ten EDGE Species (MSNBC News)
"Scientists launched a bid Tuesday to save some of the world’s rarest and most neglected creatures from extinction."
" 'We are focusing on EDGE species — that means they are Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered,' said Zoological Society of London scientist Jonathan Baillie. 01-07
- Gorillas Endangered Species Program (WWFUS.org)
Provides news and programs to support endangered gorillas. "The largest of the great apes, gorillas are among our most endangered species. Having endured decades of civil war in the region, gorillas are confronted by the devastating consequences of increased habitat loss, poaching for the bushmeat trade and the spread of dangerous diseases like Ebola." 12-03
- National Wildlife Federation
Provides programs to protect endangered habitats, wetlands, endangered species, and more.
- Projects to Enhance Biological Diversity (BiologicalDiversity.org)
Describes actions you can take. 04-13
- Endangered Species Worksheets (AbcTeach)
Provides dozens of printable worksheets by type of species. 8-01
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