We are excited to announce the return of our Endangered Species Spotlight! Here we will talk about animal species in need of our support. By joining the mailing list, you will receive exclusive content related to the monthly animal!
There are several levels of wildlife that are in danger of extinction. We utilize the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) scale for reference. Those levels and their symbols are:
These amazing creatures are known for their antics in the water and on land. Many people see them as cute and cuddly. This has not stopped us from dumping chemicals and trash in the waters that they live in and around, which kills the fish they eat as well as the wonderful otters themselves.
We can make a difference! By throwing our refuse in the appropriate receptacles, recycling, and being more careful with where our chemicals go, we can help improve the quality of the water ways in our area and thus help these beautiful creatures thrive!
Some information about these beautiful creatures:
Ohio has re-introduced the American River Otter (LC) into Ohio's waterways! After decades of not seeing these animals in the wild in many areas of Ohio, they are beginning to create strongholds in waterways that are fairly clean. Areas such as the Little Miami River and Whitewater River are known to have populations that are growing at a steady and healthy rate today!
Previous entries will be in this section with a link to the information from their original entry! Check back next month when we have a new member of this feature to celebrate!
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