WildlifeWildlife is commonly defined as both non-domesticated plants and animals. According to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, close to 1600 species of wildlife are currently on U.S. and foreign endangered species lists and an additional 348 are classified as threatened. Increasing global temperatures are already disrupting ecosystems. The first comprehensive assessment of the extinction risk from global warming found that more than 1 million species could be obliterated by 2050 if the menace of climate change continues at its current rate.

Wildlife can be found in ecosystems around the globe; finding homes in the highest peaks, the driest deserts, freshwater and marine environments, and even our backyards. Individuals around the planet are realizing the significance of creating a habitat where animals can find food, live and raise their young.

While you may not be able to directly help polar bears or Siberian tigers from your home in the city, there is still much you can do. Urban sprawl leaves creatures and critters fewer and fewer places to inhabit in areas that have always been home to them. Think about creating your own backyard habitat. It is easier than you might think to share your land and make a real difference for wildlife.

Several of Tree Musketeers’ past articles address Wildlife and the environmental concern. Below are links to our new series, The Endangered, plus Neighborhood Critters articles and other Tree Musketeers content concerning Wildlife:

The Endangered – Bees
The Endangered – Grey Wolf
The Endangered – African Elephant
The Endangered – White Rhinocerus
The Endangered – Chinchilla
The Endangered – Giant Panda
The Endangered – Pacific Pocket Mouse
The Endangered – Polar Bear
The Endangered – Legless Lizard
The Endangered – Adelie Penguin
The Endangered – Blue Whale
The Endangered – Leatherback Turtle
The Endangered – Sea Lion
The Endangered – Gorilla
The Endangered – Chimpanzee
The Endangered – Siberian Tiger
The Endangered – Pollinator
The Endangered – Komodo Dragon
The Endangered – Black Spider Monkey
The Endangered – African Wild Dog
The Endangered – Beluga Whale
The Endangered – Orangutan


Neighborhood Critters – Squirrels
Neighborhood Critters – Tree Swallows
Neighborhood Critters – Coyotes
Neighborhood Critters – Seagulls
Neighborhood Critters – Gophers
Neighborhood Critters – Bees
Roads Threaten Tigers
Neighborhood Critters – Foxes
Neighborhood Critters – Grizzly Bears
Neighborhood Critters – Mountain Lions
Neighborhood Critters – Raccoons
Neighborhood Critters – Wildlife Under Fire
Neighborhood Critters – Opossums
Wildlife Success Stories

Below are some other links that provide essential information about Wildlife care and conservation. Note: these links may take you to outside websites:

Animals and Pets HD
Kid Info Wildlife
National Geographic Creature Feature
Forest Service Kids
Kids Planet
Your Wild Neighbors
NWF Wildlife Library
Species Fact Sheets
Neo Animals and Wildlife
NWF Kids Wildlife
Wildlife Land Trust

To empower young people to be environmental leaders