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.

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Meet Mei Xiang and Tian Tian! Learn what it takes to care for two baby giant pandas.

The black shama is based in the lowlands and forest foothills of the island of Cebu. Deforestation, however, is making survival of the black shama a challenge.

Overfishing has placed many fish near extinction. This guide will help you make smart decisions at restaurants and the supermarket to make sure your dollar doesn't support overfishing practices.


Shark finning and the dangers of this practice are explained in this article. Learn about shark finning and the dangers of shark finning.

By Jaymi Heimbuch

You'd like to know how to help protect endangered species. This article will tell you how to help protect endangered species.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

Nothing strikes up an image of the Old West like bison roaming the open plains. But the demand for fur nearly annihilated this species. So how did bison survive?

By Cristen Conger

Bald eagle conservation became crucial in saving America's national symbol. Read on to learn more about bald eagle conservation efforts.

By Cristen Conger


According to a study published in Friday's issue of the journal Science, there will be no seafood left to catch by 2048.

By Julia Layton

The World Wildlife Fund is a forefather of conservation and a plays a major role in actively saving the Earth. Read on to learn more about the World Wildlife Fund.

By Robin Brett Parnes