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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


Animal InfoBooks: Endangered Species

Find out what puts plants and animals at risk of extinction and learn what’s being done to preserve species for future generations.

Endangered Species InfoBook


Career InfoBooks - Rescue and Rehab

Find out what it takes to rescue thousands of animals in need of expert care.

Career InfoBooks


Animal Bytes


Schooling at home?  Keep your students engaged with these whale-themed classroom activities.

Kindergarten - 4th Grade:

Aiming for Action

Animal Protection Laws

Around the World

Manatee Musical Chairs

Animal Trading Cards


Sing out for Wildlife

The Big Breakdown