October 1, 2021 In Conservation 101
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.