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View Resource Threatened Species Network

On September 7, 1936, the last Tasmanian Tiger died in captivity. September 7 now marks an annual event in Australia, known as National Threatened Species Day. The Threatened Species Network homepage, co-hosted by Environment Australia's Biodiversity Group and the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF), describes Australia's commitment to stemming human-caused extinctions of the 1,400 species that are...

http://www.wwf.org.au/newsroom
View Resource Endangered Cats of North America

This newly online report (.pdf format) from the National Wildlife Federation takes a comprehensive look at wild cat species of the US and the major threats to their survival. The report indicates that "many of North America's cats are threatened or endangered; others have declining populations or face a more distant threat of local and regional elimination due to human development and other...

https://www.nwf.org/~/media/PDFs/Be%20Out%20There/National-W...
View Resource Overfishing

The first is a short article from Scientific American about some recent research that identifies ten biodiversity hotspots where conservation is becoming extremely important. An opinion piece from Christian Science Monitor claims there is a need for no-take marine reserves to protect fish populations and fisheries. A page from the Pew Oceans Commission gives some information about overfishing and...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ls/2002/0222
View Resource Endangered Species

This week's Topic in Depth focuses on a variety of themes related to endangered species around the world. The first Web site from the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (1) includes a searchable database of threatened and endangered species worldwide. The World Wildlife Fund International Species Programme Web site (2) details biology, habitat, and threats to a...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ls/2002/0405
View Resource Raptors in the City

This new Web site from the nonprofit educational program Raptors in the City was developed to enhance inner city kids' use of technology and connection with nature. Appropriate for all types of students, the site focuses on the Peregrine Falcon, a species previously on the brink of extinction, but, through population recovery efforts on many downtown skyscrapers, has become an endangered species...

http://raptorsinthecity.homestead.com/Index.html
View Resource Sea Otter Research and Conservation Program

This Web site from the Monterey Bay Aquarium presents users with a complete overview of its Sea Otter Research and Conservation Program. Visitors learn about the research conducted at the aquarium, and how it contributes to the conservation of the threatened southern sea otter. The site shows how stranded otters are rescued, rehabilitated, and released back into the bay. It also includes a variety...

http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/conservation-and-science/...
View Resource NatureServe Explorer: An Online Encyclopedia of Life

NatureServe Explorer is "a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals, and ecological communities of the United States and Canada." NatureServe Explorer offers a quick and convenient way to get detailed information on the conservation status, geographic distribution, taxonomy, and natural history for species of interest. NatureServe Explorer, a combined...

http://explorer.natureserve.org/
View Resource Tigers in Crisis

This artful Tigers in Crisis website was produced by long-time journalist and conservationist Craig Kasnoff to educate people about tigers and the global factors threatening their survival as a species. The site provides information about the tiger crisis, their status in the wild, solutions, and more. Site visitors can also learn about three endangered tiger subspecies -- Bengal, Siberian, and...

http://www.tigersincrisis.com/
View Resource NOAA Fisheries: Office of Protected Resources

Created as a part of the NOAA Fisheries department, the Office of Protected Resources manages programs and policies that protect the marine life found within the waters surrounding the United States. Of great interest to most visitors will be the sections where they may learn about the endangered species themselves. Here visitors can learn about the various species, and read reports to Congress on...

https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/
View Resource Endangered Species Program, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Created as a result of the Endangered Species Preservation Act of 1966, the Endangered Species Program is responsible for promulgating information about the various international agreements that protect species, maintain the listing program of threatened and endangered species, and also disseminate publications and fact sheets. As one might expect, a primary feature of the site is the actual list...

https://www.fws.gov/endangered/
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