A species classified as endangered is in serious danger of extinction in the near future. As of May 2014, there were nearly 17,000 endangered species in the world, according to Endangered Species International. More »

The Endangered Species Act provides for the protection of species who are threatened or endangered and the conservation of the ecosystems the species depend on to live, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric A... More »

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The World Wildlife Fund, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Earth's Endangered Creatures all offer continually updated lists of endangered and other threatened species. Lists of local endangered are also available fr... More »

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According to the National Wildlife Federation, polar bears are in danger of extinction due to global warming. In 2008, the bears became the first vertebrate animal to be listed by the United States Endangered Species Act... More »

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The Center for Biological Diversity works to secure a future for all species of plants and animals on the brink of extinction through science, law and creative media while also protecting the land, water and climate need... More »

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Resource partitioning is the process whereby similar species exploit the limited resources in an ecological area without one species driving the others into extinction. Through natural selection, each species adopts a pa... More »

The blue whale is being protected from extinction through several conservation methods, such as being listed and protected under the Species at Risk Act and the Endangered Species Act. These laws protect blue whales unde... More »