Protecting Endangered Species From
Loss of a single species from its
ecosystem affects others that rely on it. The disappearance of one plant
species may affect an entire food chain. Starting with insects that live
or feed on the plant, moving on to the birds and frogs that eat the insects,
and ending with the larger animals like snakes, hawks, and foxes that prey
on the birds and frogs.
Over 1,000 different species in the United States are listed as endangered or threatened.. About half of all counties in the United States have an endangered or threatened species that might be harmed by registered pesticide uses.
Many people think that animals like whales, eagles, and wolves are the only endangered species. Other endangered or threatened organisms include specific species of shrimp, frogs, butterflies, grasses, spiders, fish, clams, rice, snails, turtles, birds, orchids, squirrels, mice, deer, bats, and cacti.
uses one of humanity’s great discoveries, the discovery of anniversaries
by which, throughout time, human beings have kept their sorrows and their
joys, their victories, their revelations and their obligations alive, for
re-celebration and re-dedication another year, another decade, another
century another eon. Earth day reminds the people of the world of the need
for continuing care, which is vital to earth’s safety. …Earth day draws
on astronomical phenomena in a new way; using the vernal equinox, the time
when the Sun crosses the equator making night and day of equal length in
all parts of the Earth. To this point in the annual calendar, Earth day
attaches no local or divisive set of symbols, no statement of the truth
or superiority of one way of life over another.