Endangered Animal Species: Etowah darter

Thousands of endangered species around the world are on the brink of extinction. And human beings are biodiversity’s greatest enemy: we’re responsible for the endangered status of 99% of at-risk species.

A handful of conservationists have been hard at work changing the story for a number of endangered populations. But in the U.S., hundreds of species are still fighting a losing battle for survival.

NetCredit created a series of posters celebrating the wildlife that each State could lose forever. The image above is the Etowah darter of Georgia. This darter is particularly vulnerable to habitat loss because of its narrow distribution, which is restricted to a geographic area currently experiencing rapid urban and suburban development as the metro-Atlanta area expands. Land disturbance associated with commercial development, and home and road construction threatens to degrade river and stream habitat by accelerating the runoff of sediment and contaminants.

See the full collection of images at NetCredit here. 

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