Endangered Animals

Please take a few minutes to learn about the endangered animals that appear on the animal discs. 

Let's work together to help these animals.

Tiger Salamander

 

Habitat loss and the pollution of breeding ponds lead to the decline of the tiger salamander population.  The loss and degradion of vernal ponds and wooded uplands are the main threats to tiger salamanders.  NY state needs to create legislation to protect vernal ponds to protect the animals, such as the tiger salamander, that live and breed in them.  Write your assembly person to let them know that this is a concern. Development around vernal ponds destroy critical habitat for salamanders  Pollution from insecticides, runoff and fertilizers may kill eggs and larvae or make the ponds uninhabitable.  Protection or acquisition of breeding ponds and surrounding habitats is important.