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Endangered Species

Endangered species are animal popluations that are at risk of extinction. Natural extinctions do occur, but human beings play an integral role in animal extinction and preservation.

EGYPTIAN TORTOISE (Testudo kleinmanni)

The Egyptian tortoise lives in the fairly arid, low humidity coastal desert regions of the Middle East. The Egyptian tortoise is rare throughout its range and thought to be nearly extinct in Egypt.

An Ocean of Plastic...In Birds' Guts

See just where plastic from the ocean gyre goes... into the mouths of birds. See these gruesome pictures at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How to Help Protect Endangered Species

Do you know how to help protect endangered species? Find out how to help protect endangered species in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

What brought bison back from the brink of extinction?

Bison extinction seemed imminent during the 1800s, as the market for buffalo hide boomed. Learn how men like Teddy Roosevelt prevented bison extinction. See more »

How did the bald eagle get delisted as an endangered species?

Bald eagle conservation became crucial in saving America's national symbol. Learn how bald eagle conservation efforts took 40 years to delist this bird. See more »

Are frogs on the brink of extinction?

Frog extinction is a serious problem that requires immediate action from the conservation communities. Learn about what is causing frog extinction. See more »

Why would there be no more fish in 40 years?

According to a study published in Friday's issue of the journal Science, there will be no seafood left to catch by 2048. Learn more about seafood at HowStuffWorks. See more »