Plants and animals have developed some unique defensive strategies: fangs, poisons, stinging tentacles. To learn more, enter a zip code or click on a section of the map below.
About Threatened and Endangered Species Guides:
The Threatened and Endangered Species Guides list all the species of the continental United States (i.e., all states except Hawaii) that are classified as endangered or threatened on the U.S. Endangered Species List.
An endangered species or subspecies is one that is in danger of becoming extinct throughout its range or in a portion of its range. A threatened species or subspecies is one that is likely to become endangered if it is not protected.
All animals and plants on the Endangered Species List are protected by the Endangered Species Act of 1973. They receive various types of protection under this act, and a goal is set for their recovery. It is illegal to kill or collect a member of an endangered species from the wild.
About Poisonous and Dangerous Species Guides:
We consider a plant poisonous if ingestion of any part of the plant causes illness or if contact with the plant irritates the skin. We also identify the parts of the plant that are poisonous (e.g., the berries are poisonous if ingested). eNature recommends that people never eat any plant unless they are sure of its identification.