There are five species of Rhino. White Rhino (near threatened), Black Rhino (critically endangered), Sumatran Rhino (critically endangered), Javan Rhino (critically endangered), and Greater One-horned Rhino (vulnerable). White and Black Rhinos have no true natural predators. Man is the primary reason for their drastic decline. Loss of habitat does not help, but the greatest threat is poaching. Rhinos are poached for their horn primarily because many people, mostly in Asi
At a declining rate that far surpases that of any other species on the planet, Children who experience Nature on a regular basis have quickly become the most endangered species on Earth. Did you know that many prison inmates experience more time outdoors each day than the average 12-year-old? That kids spend 7 hours a day staring at a glowing screen and just 30 minutes playing outside in unstructured activities? That childhood obesity rates have doubled in the last 20 year
In 1968, after disease and major loss of habitat, there were only 18 Black-footed ferrets left in the world. Thanks to recovery efforts there are nearly 1,000 in North America today. The Black-footed ferret is one of the most endangered animals in the world. Their diet and survival depends on healthy populations of prairie dogs. Major threats include the sylvatic plague and suitable reintroduction areas. http://www.blackfootedferret.org/ http://www.fws.gov/... http://www.
There are seven different species of Sea Turtle. Nearly all are considered endangered. Loggerhead (threatened), Green Turtle, Leatherback, Hawksbill, Kemp's Ridley (most endangered), Olive Ridley, and Flatback. All Sea Turtles found in U.S. waters are listed as endangered. Sea Turtles survived even when the Dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago. Today, the major threats to Sea Turtles are fishing nets, human trash (especially plastic bags), illegal trade, and habitat