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Endangered Species [ĕn-'dān-jûrd] ['spē-'sēz]
Living organisms threatened with extinction by changes in their environment.

Animals or plants that are endangered can become extinct, so they need our immediate attention and protection. When a species becomes extinct, it is gone forever. This changes the food web it belonged to, which in turn disrupts the biodiversity of the whole habitat. Species need to be protected and saved so that future generations can experience their presence and value.

Find out more about this topic by clicking on the buttons on this page. You can watch our broadcast show, Science Trek: The Web Show, and our video shorts in our player. Facts will tell you more about the topic. Links will expand your learning beyond our site. Glossary gives you a list of specialized words. Resources offer reading suggestions. Games give you a chance to play. Top Ten are answers to ten of our favorite questions asked by students. Teachers provides materials for educators. Archive takes you to video files from past shows not on our current player. Contact us by clicking on the link in the masthead to email us questions or comments. Click for the current season’s schedule of programs, learn more about the scientists on this show and be sure to check out my blog.

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