Friday, April 26, 2013

Help Kids to Love a Stream

One of the best ways to help endangered animals is by protecting their habitat, and one of the best ways to inspire the next generation to protect habitat is by helping them learn to love it. Find ideas for exploring a stream with kids here

A Simple Way to Help Stream Habitat

There are many ways that we can help improve the quality of our nation's streams, but one of the simplest methods for landowners is promoting the growth of lush, healthy riparian vegetation along stream banks. Learn how here.

In the Arctic, Cold is a Good Thing

We all perceive the arctic as a harsh and formidable scape of land and sea. All that ice is daunting, making survival of any kind seem like a miracle. But for the species that have adapted to life at the top of the world, a warm-up is far from comforting. Learn why the habitat of the Arctic is threatened by climate change, and discover a handful of Arctic animals that are already considered endangered.

Why does all that ice matter? Photo courtesy of NOAA

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Foreign Species Listed by the ESA

Did you know that over 500 species of wildlife are protected under the U.S. Endangered Species Act? While the jurisdiction is limited to the affairs of U.S. citizens in other countries, this protection does help to raise awareness of these species' survival needs and also helps provide funding for conservation efforts. If you'd like to see a list of these species, click here.

Foreign endangered species like this slow loris can benefit from the Endangered Species Act.
Photo by Dan Bennett via Wikimedia Commons