11 Aug '11, 12am

6 Species Facing Extinction Without Protection

Tigers , black rhinoceros , and giant pandas attract a lot of attention from conservationists and wildlife lovers—and with good reason. The global populations for these species number in the thousands or even less and their habitats are rapidly degrading. Dig deeper into endangered lists, however, and hundreds more species turn up which—while they may have a greater population—are facing challenges that make their futures look grim. But just because a species is not on the Endangered Species List does not mean it’s safe from harm. From the millions of frogs harvested each year for their legs to the sage grouse facing encroaching oil drillers, species struggle even without special conservation designations . Frogs Around the world, frogs are in trouble. Threatened by disease—notably Chytridiomycosis —pollution, and habitat destruction, some areas have experienced an 80 perc...

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