A brief pictorial regional guide of endangered species from The New York Times. The plants and animals shown are among either the nearly 1,400 endangered or threatened species or populations.
They also feature some of the 260 candidates waiting to be listed under the Endangered Species Act. The Red Wolf (Canis rufus) has been driven to the brink by overhunting and habitat fragmentation. This wolf has a wild population of about 100 in northeastern North Carolina.
For our Northeast, they show the piping plover and the endangered roseate tern.