Monday, October 07, 2019

Mapping Endangered Animals

There are 1,288 species of endangered animals in the USA. In fact the number of endangered species in the USA has grown by 8% in the last ten years. Among these endangered animals is the Florida panther, of which there are fewer than 100 left. The Black-footed Ferret is also on the critical list, with fewer than 400 still in the wild.

You can find out how many endangered species there are in every country in the world on a new interactive map. The Animal Endangerment Map shows you how many endangered animals there are in every country of the world. If you click on a country on the interactive map you can view an overview of the number of endangered and vulnerable species.

Countries on the Animal Endangerment Map are colored to show the numbers of critically endangered species in each country. If you click on a country you can view the number of species that are currently endangered and vulnerable. You can also view how these numbers have increased or decreased in the last ten years.

There are 719 species listed as endangered in the USA under the federal Endangered Species Act. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service maintains a list of the endangered species in every U.S. state. National Geographic has used this list to create an interactive map to highlight just one endangered species in every state of the United States.

If you hover over a state on National Geographic's See a different endangered animal in every U.S. state map then you can view just one of the animals which is currently endangered in the state. The map also shows the range of the species in the whole of the United States. If you click on a state you can learn a little more about the highlighted endangered species, including details about why the species is currently endangered.

National Geographic's map is designed to highlight just one endangered species in every state. There are of course far more than one endangered species in each state. For example California currently has 113 endangered animals. You can view them all by referring to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service list of endangered species.

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