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What are "imperiled" species?

Imperiled Species is a general term used to identify species and populations of animals and plants that are in decline and may be in danger of extinction. Many imperiled species have legal protection under Federal laws such as the Endangered Species Act or under State statutes. Many species, however, are not being protected because of a lack of knowledge about their status and the environmental factors that may threaten their future.

Learn More: Imperiled Freshwater Organisms of North America

Tags: Animals, Wildlife, Ecosystems, Biodiversity, Endangered Species