Endangered Animal Species: Pygmy Rabbit

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 pygmy rabbit of Washington. Given the pygmy rabbits’ high dependence on sagebrush for food and shelter, large-scale loss and fragmentation of native shrub steppe habitat has played a primary role in the long-term decline of the Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit.

See the full collection of images at NetCredit here. 

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