Today is Endangered Species Day! There are amazing animals and plants in danger of going extinct all over the world–probably even in your own state. Here in Washington, animals in danger of extinction include Western pond turtles, grouse, and super cute pygmy rabbits. Like many animals around the world, the main threat to these critters is habitat destruction. We humans are bulldozing and paving, pumping oil and gas, spilling chemicals, cutting down trees and vegetation, introducing invasive species, and heating up their climates.
The best way to protect many species is to protect their habitats!