are some animals disappearing from the earth. Some of them are becoming scarce
because poachers, people who hunt illegally, kill them for their horns, tusks,
skins, or fur. Other animals are disappearing because they canít compete for
space, water, or food. We will probably miss these animals if they become
But we donít have to
miss them, and they donít have to become extinct. We have to save them because
they are an important part of our heritage. We also have to save them for the
most important reason of all Ė theyíre all part of the amazing balance of
nature that makes life so cool.
Protection of wildlife
these days is very important because there are so many species that are
endangered. Thousands of wild
animals are being killed every year to supply people with fur coats, souvenirs,
and pets that are introduced from other countries.
habitats, like salt marshes, are destroyed by pollution.
Rainforests are cut down for their wood and to make more space for farms,
homes, and industry.
Now here's the important part. So read carefully. To
help endangered species, learn everything you can about them. Then tell other
people about them. Visit
the zoo, the human society, and your local library to find out about wild
animals in your area. Or try some of the
websites listed below to find out how to help animals survive. No matter
where you live, you can do something. If
everyone in the world cares, we can make our world a better place, so that
humans and animals can live together in peace.
to learn about more animals, and ways you can help, try visiting these web
Saving Endangered Wild Places
||Visit this web site to
learn about wild places throughout the Americas that are in urgent
need of help. They tell you places you can write to and things
you can do.
The Rarest Endangered Species Information Around
||Visit this web site to find
all the best endangered species information, links, books,
and publications regarding rare and endangered species.
|2002 I.U.C.N. Red List
of Threatened Species
||Visit this web site to
learn about bunches of threatened animals, and plants that could
become endangered. Such as, the Torrent Tree Frog, and the
||Visit this web site to discover
a global resource of information about the world's endangered
animals that could become extinct.
|Lucky Ducks' House
||Visit this web site to stumble on
endangered species and information about them, some animals you
might find there are, Killer Whales, and Sea Otters.
Alexandra. Will We Miss Them? Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge, 1992