A proposal to drop gray wolves from the United States' list of threatened and endangered species has inflamed passions over one of the nation's most controversial and storied species. Here's a gallery to show what's at stake.
Great White Sharks unprotected California has not listed them as an endangered species in order to protect the remaining few hundreds along their coasts. How can you help? Petition to save Great White Sharks by putting them on California’s Endangered Species List. Make a donate to Oceana
ENDANGERED SPECIES! Bengal Tiger The largest of the cat species, tigers lived all around the world – from Russia to India. Though they’re the national animal of many countries, mentioned in certain mythology and important to many cultures, the wild tiger population is no more than 4,000. Bengal tigers, in particular, have a population of less than 2,500 in the entire world.
There are subspecies of this flamboyant bird that are in danger of disappearing, including the Bornean Peacock Pheasant pictured above and the Hainan Peacock Pheasant of the island Hainan, China. For both species, habitat loss is a major factor for their decline. Only about 600-1,700 Bornean Peacock Pheasants and around 350-1,500 Hainan Peacock Pheasants left in the world.
As manatees can’t survive in water below 60 degrees, they migrate to Kings Bay and the adjacent rivers every winter, which are an average 72 degrees all year round. So from November through March 2012, you can head to Crystal River, which is 70 miles north of Tampa, where it is the epicenter of manatee-watching, and go swim with these giant but affectionate creatures.