Endangered Species

All About Endangered Species

The term endangered is used by international and national organizations to define plants and animals currently in danger of becoming extinct. Although the term endangered is universally used, the definition of an endangered species is greatly varied. In most cases, the factors causing an organism to become endangered are human-related.

Hundreds of environmental organizations work together to promote environmental conservation. Thousands of international and national laws attempt to protect animals from becoming extinct. Zoological parks throughout the world establish endangered species breeding programs in the hope of reintroducing animals back into their natural environments. In spite of these efforts, many species of animals and plants become extinct every year.

Learn more about these incredible animals, and what you can do to help protect these species from going extinct.

Endangered Species Resources