Biodiversity Tracker Biodiversity refers to every living thing, including plants, bacteria, animals, and humans. The Biodiversity Tracker is a data collection tool for specifically capturing information about endangered plants and animals by citizen scientists. The Biodiversity geodatabase is a module in the Climate Action by the Geography Green School project for tracking the impact of climate change on the environment and particularly its biodiversity. By using the Biodiversity App, you are joining the Geography Green School community and contributing important scientific data to your local community, students and scientists worldwide. To participate, click on the Biodiversity Tracker link, go outside and fill the form with your observation about endangered plants and animals in your environment.

         Every year, on the third Friday in May, thousands of people around the world participate in Endangered Species Day by celebrating, learning about, and taking action to protect threatened and endangered species. Wildlife refuges, zoos, aquariums, gardens, schools, libraries, museums, community groups, nonprofits, and individuals hold special programs or events for people of all ages.

         An endangered species is a species that is very likely to become extinct in the near future, either worldwide or in a particular political jurisdiction. Endangered species may be at risk due to factors such as habitat loss, poaching and invasive species. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List lists the global conservation status of many species, and various other agencies assess the status of species within particular areas. Many nations have laws that protect conservation-reliant species which, for example, forbid hunting, restrict land development, or create protected areas. Some endangered species are the target of extensive conservation efforts such as captive breeding and habitat restoration.

The main factors that threaten endangered species and biodiversity as a whole is Loss of Habitat and Loss of genetic variation (National Geographic) could be caused by climate change, desertification , deforestation, Urban sprawl, overhunting. There is a need for us to take on activities that would help to curb the rapid loss of biodiversity and species in the Planet.



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