Endangered Species

The term Endangered Species is often (mis)used. What does it really mean?

  • Endangered species – means a species it is at risk of extinction in most of its range.
  • Jaguars, whooping cranes, and leatherback sea turtles are endangered species in the US.
  • Bald eagles, gray wolves, and American alligators were once endangered.
  • These species have recovered significantly because of conservation efforts and are not endangered.