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Threatened Species in Your Community

Check your state Natural Heritage Program (or that of a nearby state if your state doesn't have one) on the internet. Find one species that is threatened or endangered in your area. What kinds of factors have lead to that species being listed as threatened or endangered? What actions have been undertaken in attempts to try to ensure survival of the species? What else could be done to minimize the damage and the danger to this species?

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Though many communities don't realize it, the fact is there are numerous species, plants, and insects all around us that are listed on the endangered or threatened list. One of the most unique species found on the endangered list is that of the barn owl or also known as the monkey faced owl. This bird can be found on numerous state endangered lists across the nation. I've selected the state of Wisconsin's Natural Heritage Program to review some of the reasons why this owl is endangered and what actions have been undertaken to ensure survival.

One of the most unique aspects of the bar owl is that it's the most widely distributed of all owls and is found on all continents except Antarctica. Just like many ...

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The expert examines threatened species in your community. The natural Heritage Program is analyzed.