Endangered Species and Extinction
[Dewey numbers: 333.95; 576.84; 578.68]
Worldwide  United States  Canada California  Individual Species

Worldwide Lists

EE-Link - http://eelink.net/EndSpp/
A compendium of information about endangered species that can be found on the Internet including factsheets, searchable databases, images, policy and legislation. Includes links to a specific site about California here.
Threatened Animals of the World - http://www.wcmc.org.uk/data/database/rl_anml_combo.html
Official Red List of threatened animals worldwide. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre for the World Conservation Union (IUCN).
Bagheera - http://www.bagheera.com/
Bagheera's Web site is "a place where people can learn more about the endangered species issues, and then, should they choose, be a voice to help save the animals from becoming extinct."
The Endangered Animals of the World - http://www.tenan.vuurwerk.nl/indexusa.htm
"The purpose of this project is to allow students from all over the world a chance to help foster knowledge and appreciation for the plight of the many thousands of endangered animals of the Earth. Students will gain valuable skills for researching, collaborating and telecommunicating while sharing their information with people around the world."
Endangered Species Update - http://www.umich.edu/~esupdate/
"This website is the internet presence of a magazine published by the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan, bringing you articles on the science and politics of the discipline of conservation biology."
Endangered! Exploring a World at Risk - http://www.amnh.org/nationalcenter/Endangered/index.html
This page is the companion site to an American Museum of Natural History exhibition covering endangered animals and habitats, causes, and more.
Asian Conservation Awareness Program - http://www.jackiewild.com/
A Web site designed to raise awareness of the threat to five key species of endangered animals from illegal trade in animal parts: tigers, turtles, elephants, rhinos, and bears. Includes a special message from movie star Jackie Chan.
The Wild Ones - http://www.thewildones.org/
"The Wild Ones is an ever-growing network of over 20,000 children, teachers, and conservation professionals in 26 countries around the world. The Wild Ones provides students ages 7 to 14 with an international perspective, opportunities for  cooperative science activities, and a positive outlook on their capacity as individuals to improve the prospects for endangered species."
The Problem of Species Extinction - http://www.worldbook.com/fun/wbla/earth/html/ed03.htm
This article examines the importance of preserving Earth's plant and animal species; threatened species, extinctions, and more. (World Book Online)

Canada

Alberta's Endangered Species - http://raysweb.net/specialplaces/pages/species.html
Endangered species in the province of Alberta, Canada. Includes many photos of endangered prairie wildlife.

Individual Species and Types of Animals

Asiatic Lion Information Centre - http://www.asiatic-lion.org/
"The Asiatic Lion Information Centre has been developed to provide a central resource on the Internet for information about the Asiatic lion and the conservation efforts in progress to protect it."
The Vancouver Island Marmot Pages - http://www.islandnet.com/~marmot/
"These pages are dedicated to one of North America's most endangered mammals: the Vancouver Island marmot. Our intent is simple: We want to inform you about this beautiful and interesting creature, and the work being done to save it from extinction."
Waterfowl of Chenoa - http://www.utm.edu/departments/ed/cece/waterfowl.shtml
This facility in western Tennessee features the endangered Nene Goose and the Laysan Teal in a simulation of their natural environment. Encourages field trips for public school students in Martin, Tennessee.
Beach Mouse InfoPage
This page is dedicated to this endangered rodent living in the beach dune habitat along the Gulf Coast of Alabama and Florida and the Atlantic Coast of Florida.
Kakapo Place - http://www.kakapo.net/en/index.html
"The ancient, flightless Kakapo is the world's rarest and strangest parrot. It the only flightless and nocturnal parrot, as well as being the heaviest in the world, weighing up to 3.5 kilograms (8 lbs). The birds live in New Zealand, an island country which had virtually no mammals living on it for millions of years. It was a place inhabited by birds and reptiles. The only types of mammal were two species of bats. The Kakapo did not learn the defense mechanisms to combat or escape mammalian predators. This made the parrot very vulnerable when new animals started showing up." Learn about what is being done to preserve the last few remaining specimens of this very rare bird.
Newton Central on Prairie Chickens - http://www.museum.state.il.us/mic_home/schools95/newton/project/
Third and fourth graders have researched and presented reports, projects, and an abundance of links about the Illinois prairie and prairie chickens, as part of the Museums in the Classroom grant.
Kingfisher Project - http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/1553/index_e.html
This page documents the conservation effort involved in securing and increasing the kingfisher population by repairing damaged nesting banks and/or laying on new sites and protecting them against human destruction.
Wyoming U.S. District Court Case on Wolves in Yellowstone - http://www.wildrockies.org/ActivOrg/PredProj/wolf/wolfcase.html
This site includes the full text of the court case involving wolves in Yellowstone National Park.
The Predator Conservation.Org - http://www.predatorconservation.org/
"Predator Project works to conserve and restore ecosystem integrity by protecting predators and their habitats: Saving a Place for America's Predators. We advocate on behalf of the grizzly bear, wolf, lynx, wolverine, fisher, marten, black-footed ferret, swift fox, burrowing owl, coyote, mountain lion, and black bear. We also advocate on behalf of important prey species, such as prairie dogs, elk, and certain fish, because these animals provide predators with the necessary food and/or habitat.
Yosemite Frogs Project - http://members.aol.com/hyla/
"The Yosemite Frogs Project is a program of The Yosemite Guardian which is one of the projects of David Brower's Earth Island Institute. Those who would like to aid our efforts to save Yosemite with its natural biodiversity intact are encouraged to join The Yosemite Guardian."
The Raptor Center - http://www.raptor.cvm.umn.edu/
"The Raptor Center is an international medical facility for birds of prey. Our mission is to preserve biological diversity among  raptors and other avian species through medical treatment, scientific investigation, education, and management of wild populations." (University of Minnesota, college of Veterinary Medicine)
Desert Tortoise Preserve Committee - http://www.tortoise-tracks.org/
"The Desert Tortoise Preserve Committee is a non-profit organization formed in 1974 to promote the welfare of the desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) in its native wild state. Committee members share a deep concern for the continued preservation of the tortoise and its habitat in the southwestern deserts." The Web site has links to its newsletter, information about the tortoises, research papers, and a virtual tour of the Desert Tortoise Natural Area in California.

United States

Endangered Species & Wetlands Report - http://www.eswr.com/
This monthly newsletter covers the Endangered Species Act, wetlands, and developments in Congress, the courts, and at federal regulatory agencies.
Endangered Species Home Page - http://endangered.fws.gov/index.html
Also at this site is Endangered Species Bulletin: created in 1976 to meet the growing demand for news of developments in the endangered species program. The Bulletin is the primary means by which the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service disseminates information on rulemakings (listings, reclassifications, and delistings), recovery plans and activities, regulatory changes, interagency consultations, changes in species' status, research developments, new ecological threats, and a variety of other issues. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
Hawaii's Threatened and Endangered Species - http://www.bishop.hawaii.org/bishop/HBS/endangered/
"Hawaii is the Endangered Species Capital of the World. With 100s of plants and animals listed as endangered or threatened, there are more endangered species per square mile on these islands than any other place on the planet. The Hawaii Biological Survey compiles information on all of these species with the assistance of various state, federal, and local agencies and works with these partners to disseminate this information, including these web pages."
Sweet Home Hard Hit by Federal, State Logging Restrictions - http://www.sweet-home.or.us/forest/owl/index.html
This site chronicles how environmental issues over the Northern Spotted Owl and old-growth forest closed the timber industry in the small Oregon logging community of Sweet Home.
Regional Strategies for Managing Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Species on DoD Lands - http://www.wes.army.mil/el/tes/
Threatened, endangered and sensitive species management strategies designed by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Waterways Experiment Station, with online species profiles.

California

Endangered Species Recovery Program - http://arnica.csustan.edu/esrpp/esrpp.htm
This page is the link to a cooperative research program on biodiversity conservation in central California, administered by California State University, Stanislaus Foundation.
Endangered Species Protection Programs - http://ice.ucdavis.edu/guide_to_california_programs_for_biodiversity_conservation/cdfg/ccdfg.htm
This page has information on the various programs of the state about endangered species.
EE-Link - http://eelink.net/EndSpp/
A compendium of information about endangered species that can be found on the Internet including factsheets, searchable databases, images, policy and legislation. Includes links to a specific site about California here.

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