The USA is the land of the free and the home of the brave. We are a nation made strong by the acclimation of traditions and beliefs from all over the world. In many ways we are still the “new world”, with untouched wild spaces and untapped natural resources. Whether you believe in American Exceptionalism or not, you have to admit that our country is unlike any other on Earth.
Unfortunately, while many of our citizens are afforded opportunity to grow and flourish, the same doesn’t hold true for all of our native wildlife. There are a number of endangered and threatened species in America that teeter on the brink of extinction. Many of them live in our own backyards, their impending destruction little more than a side effect of our continuous expansion.This multi-part series is meant to bring attention to these animals. For today, lets focus on the endangered and threatened wildlife of Ohio (as listed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.)
These are just some of the endangered and threatened species of Ohio. If you want to lend your support to Ohio conservation efforts check out these organizations here.