A plant or an animal species receive protection under the Endangered Species Act. And, before it receives the protection, the species must first be placed on the Federal list of endangered and threatened wildlife and plants.
Here is a photo gallery of species spotted and considered threatened according to the 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
The Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus)
The Golden-rumped Sengi (Rhynchocyon chrysopygus)
The Common Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)
Juliana’s Golden Mole (Neamblysomus julianae)
The Pink Pigeon (Nesoenas mayeri)
The White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)
The Giant Bronze Gecko (Ailuronyx trachygaster)
The Blue Poison Frog(Dendrobates azureus)
To be continued…