At this year’s Moving Mountains Symposium, we’re focusing on the Extinction Crisis. Why? Because with a species dying off every 20 minutes, there is real cause for concern. Part of changing that problem is through education, so follow along each Wednesday as we bring you a little more information on extinction, endangered species and biodiversity.

Climate change is changing the world that we live in, and for ten species it’s having an effect in a very big way. The Endangered Species Coalition recently identified America’s “Hottest Endangered Species;” species severely affected by increased disease, diminished reproduction, lost habitat, reduced food supply and other impacts. What are they?

  • ‘Akikiki or Kaua’i Creeper
  • Elkhorn Coral
  • Bull Trout
  • Canada Lynx
  • Pacific Salmon
  • Leatherback Sea Turtle
  • Grizzly Bear
  • Bog Turtle
  • Western Prairie Fringed Orchid
  • Flatwoods Salamander

To learn more about each species and what you can do to help protect them, visit the Endangered Species Coalition.

Photo Credit: Brandon Cole