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 Point Arena mountain beaver of California. The primary reasons for the decline in Point Arena mountain beavers is habitat loss and fragmentation, primarily due to construction of recreational facilities, urban development, conversion to agricultural use (farming and livestock grazing), and construction of transportation and utility corridors. Cattle and sheep can also alter vegetation and crush mountain beaver burrows.
See the full collection of images at NetCredit here.