Friday, April 26, 2013
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
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.
|Photo by Dan Bennett via Wikimedia Commons|