The Xerces blue butterfly is the first American insect species destroyed by urban development. It is thought to have gone extinct in San Francisco in the early 1940s.
Cause is of extinction is urban development and loss of habitat .
Ailuropoda melanoleuca numbers have finally been increasing. The International Union for Conservation of Nature have upgraded the panda from “endangered” to “vulnerable.” This is exciting news! Wild pandas numbers were low due to poaching, and deforestation, depleting their bamboo.
The Florida panther is a large, long-tailed cat. They are found in Florida and range in weight from 102 to 154 pounds and can be 7ft in length.
The Florida panther can be found in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Their are only 100 – 160 cats in the wild. There are many reasons why this panther is endangered- poor habitat conditions such as loss of habitat, people killing them off for livestock, and growing human population (more cars and trucks not knowingly hitting and killing them on the roads.) The panther is on the Endangered Species Act.
The long-eared jerboa (Euchoreutes naso) is a nocturnal mouse-like rodent with a long tail, long hind legs for jumping, and enormous ears. It has long back legs with large feet and hops like a kangaroo. The jerboas inhabit the southern tip of Mongolia and Qing-Zang Plateau areas of northwestern China. Threats include human disturbance from livestock grazing, domestic cats, and drought. Certain jerboa is considered endangered species red-listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). image credit: independent.co.uk