An endangered species is any plant or animal that may soon die out or become extinct. Every year, thousands of species become endangered all over the world because of loss of habitat, overhunting and competition with other plants and animals for food. In the United States alone, animals like the red wolf, California condor and American crocodile have lost their homes and are in danger of extinction. Check out these sites to find out more about why species become endangered and how you can help protect them.
Keep the Wild Alive!
In this special section devoted to endangered species and habitats, the NWF offers information about specific species and offers links to other sites with information about endangered species.