Across their range, tigers face unrelenting pressures from poaching, retaliatory killings, and habitat loss. They are forced to compete for space with dense and often growing human populations. Why are Sumatran tigers endangered for kids? The Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) is the smallest tiger subspecies. It is listed asRead More →

The Science-Backed Reasons Why Saving Endangered Species Is Important They are the sources of medicines, from antibiotics to anti-cancer agents. They are the first signal of serious environmental issues. They help keep crops (and by proxy, humans) healthy. They boost the economy. Why is it important to protect animals? WHYRead More →

Goshawks are legally protected and susceptible to disturbance during the breeding season from forestry operations. Are goshawks apex predators? The northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) is an apex predator in most forests in the United States and Canada. Are goshawks rare? Goshawks were all but extinct as a breeding bird inRead More →

Why is the North Island kokako endangered? Why are kōkako endangered? The main reason for kōkako decline numbers is predation by possums and ship rats. These animals attack females on the nest and destroy their eggs and chicks. The only way to ensure the survival of kōkako is to protectRead More →

A: Evidence suggests the disease may have been present in New Zealand since at least the early 1950s. Only in 2008, however, were scientists able to identify the pathogen and its role in killing kauri. Q: “How many kauri has kauri dieback killed so far?” A: Estimates vary; definitely hundreds,Read More →

Range: The Smoky Madtom is found in Citico Creek (Little Tennessee River system) in Monroe County, Tennessee. A population in Abrams Creek, Blount County, Tennessee, is thought to have been extirpated. The Smoky Madtom is rare and protected as an endangered species. Are Madtoms poisonous? Perhaps the most well-known characteristicRead More →

Thanks for subscribing! Least Concern is an animal classification established by the International Union for the Conservation. Species classified as “least concern” are not a focus of conservationists because they don’t appear to be facing any imminent threats. What is meant by least concern? (of a plant or animal species)Read More →

The humpback whale populations were decimated by whaling and they are currently listed as endangered. … They were one of the first species protected under Endangered Species Conservation Act, the predecessor the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in 1970. Why were humpback whales almost extinct? Humpback whales live in every oceanRead More →

Lyrebirds rarely move long distances, tending to stay within a 10 km radius of their preferred habitat. The Superb Lyrebird can be found in south eastern Australia and southern Tasmania. In Victoria, they exist almost exclusively in the east of the state. Can I have a lyrebird as a pet?Read More →

STATUS: The Golden-cheeked Warbler was listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on May 4, 1990 by means of an emergency rule, with final listing on December 27, 1990. Are warblers protected? The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) first listed theRead More →