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7th Grade Science - Endangered Species Research: Web Sites

Web Sources in Research - GENERAL INFORMATION

This guide provides links to many websites and specific webpages related to your topics.  

The links under the heading ALL ANIMALS take you to the Home page of a website. Look for a SEARCH box and use your keywords (your endangered species name) to search for a specific webpage in that website related to your topic.

NOTE: These websites/pages have been evaluated by your teacher and the media specialist so you can use them for your research, but pay attention to the author/organization authority and publication dates.

Web Sources

ALL SPECIES


All About Wildlife

(contains Quantitative data on MANY endangered animals)

Earth’s Endangered

(Click on "Find a creature")

U.S. Fish and Wildlife

National Geographic

University of Michigan – Animal Diversity Project

(Excellent website! Definitely try this one for your endangered species.)

Encyclopedia of Life

(Website that collects species info from many web sources - avoid the Wikipedia info) 

ARKive

Woodland Zoo

IUCN Red List

American Museum of Natural History

National Wildlife Federation

Defenders of Wildlife Organization

World Wildlife Fund: (requests donations – don’t click on those links)

African Wildlife Foundation

Animal Fact Guide

National Parks Conservation Association

 

 

SELECT ENDANGERED SPECIES

Amphibians

California Red-Legged Frog

http://www.californiaherps.com/frogs/pages/r.draytonii.html

Birds

Whooping Crane

http://www.nwf.org/Wildlife/Wildlife-Library/Birds/Whooping-Crane.aspx

California Condor

http://peregrinefund.org/explore-raptors-species/California_Condor

Kirtland’s Warbler

http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10370_12145_12202-32591--,00.html

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Kirtlands_Warbler/id


Insects

American Burying Beetle

http://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/insects/ambb/abb_fact.html

 

Mammals

Armadillo

http://www.earthsendangered.com/profile.asp?sp=11

http://www.kidsplanet.org/factsheets/armadillo.html

Gray Bat

http://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/mammals/grbat_fc.html

Bactrian Camel

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/bactrian-camel/

Primates

Golden Lion Tamarin

http://pin.primate.wisc.edu/factsheets/entry/golden_lion_tamarin

http://nationalzoo.si.edu/SCBI/EndangeredSpecies/GLTProgram/Learn/


Reptiles 

American Crocodile

http://www.defenders.org/wildlife_and_habitat/wildlife/crocodile.php

 

Differences Between Databases and Web Sites

Evaluating Web Pages

Web Page Evaluation