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Do you think it is important to save endangered animals? Why? What are your ideas to help preserve species that are in danger of disappearing from the Earth?

Tigers and panda bears are endangered species.

Endangered Species

Every animal and plant on Earth is important to the well-being of the planet. What happens to the species on land, in the air, and under the oceans directly impacts our lives. And as our environment continues changing, Earth's wildlife is reacting in different ways.

Some species are in trouble, and others are moving from one habitat to another. This collection of articles from Scholastic News Online provides information on species that are endangered, like pandas and fish that live in coral reefs. There are also articles about animals that have begun to increase in numbers, like the grizzly bear and bald eagles. You'll find information on endangered plants, too.

You can read more about our planet's endangered wildlife in an expanded Endangered Species special report here.

Articles

Tasmanian Devil Endangered
Tasmanian Devil Endangered
by Laura Leigh Davidson
Scholastic News Online | May28,2008
You may know the Tasmanian devil as a cartoon character who speaks a crazy language of slobbery grunts. The true Tasmanian devil is a rare doglike animal that lives in Australia. Unfortunately, the devil is rapidly disappearing.
Polar Bear Protection Program
Polar Bear Protection Program
by Laura Leigh Davidson
Scholastic News Online | May16,2008
After months of consideration, the U.S. government has officially listed the polar bear as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne outlined the landmark decision on Wednesday.
Plight of the Penguins
Plight of the Penguins
by Laura Leigh Davidson
Scholastic News Online | December13,2007
The majestic Emperor penguins are facing a serious decline in population. As the climate of their home on the Antarctic Peninsula gets warmer, the ice on which the penguins raise their chicks is literally melting away.
When Elephants Fly
When Elephants Fly
by Laura Leigh Davidson
Scholastic News Online | November8,2007
Alaska's only elephant makes her way to a new home in California after caretakers agreed that a warmer climate and living with other elephants could help her recover from worsening health problems.
Eagles Are Back
Eagles Are Back
by Karen Fanning
Scholastic News Online | June29,2007
For more than 30 years, the American bald eagle has been perched atop the list of Endangered Species. But the stately birds have made a magnificent comeback. Government officials announced that the eagle is no longer a threatened species.
Protecting Polar Bears
Protecting Polar Bears
by Karen Fanning
Scholastic News Online | January5,2007
The Bush administration took action last week to help the world's shrinking polar bear population, announcing that the animals may soon be protected under the Endangered Species Act.
Balancing Act
Balancing Act
by Jeffrey Rambo
Scholastic News Online | November17,2006
This is an article about emperor penguins.
The Government's Role
The Government's Role
by Karen Fanning
Scholastic News Online | October7,2006
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service works to protect endangered species.
Panda Power in D.C.
Panda Power in D.C.
by Michael Murphy
Scholastic News Online | September26,2006
The pandas in the nation's capital have a new home! The Fujifilm Giant Panda Habitat and Asia Trail opens to the public on October 17. It provides more space for the panda family that lives at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C.
Special Delivery
Special Delivery
by Karen Fanning
Scholastic News Online | September8,2006
This is an article about the birth of a giant panda cub at the Atlanta zoo.
Saving Costa Rica's Green Iguanas
Saving Costa Rica's Green Iguanas
by Amy Miller
Scholastic News Online | November18,2005
Every year in early spring, female green iguanas climb down from the tall trees of Costa Rica's rain forests and lay their eggs in sandy beaches along the ocean. And every year, people are waiting to catch and eat them.
The Grizzly Bear is Back!
The Grizzly Bear is Back!
by Tiffany Chaparro
Scholastic News Online | November16,2005
After 30 years of federal protection, the Yellowstone grizzly bear will soon be removed from the endangered species list.
What Fish Should You Buy?
What Fish Should You Buy?
by Tiffany Chaparro
Scholastic News Online | September23,2005
Coral reef fish are endangered, but a new protection group is trying to save them.
How One Girl Helped
How One Girl Helped
by Gail Hennessey
Scholastic News Online | August18,2005
A visit to Disney's Animal Kingdom inspired 6-year-old Audrey Petoskey to help save an endangered bird.
Riverbanks Zoo: A Leader in Species Protection
Riverbanks Zoo: A Leader in Species Protection
by John Dixon
Scholastic News Online | August9,2005
South Carolina Zoo boasts three new tiger cubs as part of its species survival plan.
Why We Care
Why We Care
by Karen Fanning
Scholastic News Online | August3,2005
An animal's extinction can interfere with nature's order and eventually harm people.
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