December 26, 2022
Wisconsin's wildlife is particularly rich due to its diverse lands.
This state houses over 700 unique species.
These dragonflies can be found only in Canada and the US.
20,000 are estimated to remain in the wild.
It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful butterflies on the planet.
This butterfly was declared endangered in 1992 already.
If you’re lucky, you can spot them around the shores of Wisconsin.
Around 4,000 pipping plovers are left worldwide.
They are one of the rarest birds that can sing and live in the jack pine forests of Wisconsin.
They were enlisted as endangered under the Endangered Species Act in 1973.
People started killing Gray Wolves early because they were thought to be a threat to livestock.
Gray wolves were declared endangered as early as 1926.
They have an an extended lifespan of more than 15 years.
Their population has decreased by 80% the last ten years.
Population decrease is due to habitat loss, fire suppression, and human development.
They're declared endangered by the IUCN.
Loss of genetic diversity due and excessive use of pesticides are causing their endangerment.
Declared endangered by FWS.
Hunting and habitat loss are driving them to extinction.
Declared endangered by WDNR in 1972.
Their numbers started decreasing in the 1800s already.
Deemed critically endangered by FWS.