Species

by sahiramelo
Last updated 9 years ago

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Science
Subject:
Environmental Studies

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Species

What can we do, and wha is being done?Tread lightly and stay on designated trails. Vegetation on popular high mountains has virtually been destroyed by human trampling.Visit arboretums, botanical gardens, and parks and learn all you can about endangered species and the causes of their declines.Participate in the protection of our remaining wild lands and the restoration of damaged ecosystems.Be careful with the use and disposal of pesticides and other chemicals, especially near sensitive habitats

Carolina Northern Flying Squirrel

Endangered Species

Why is it in danger?Human impacts far outweigh natural threats and include habitat destruction and fragmentation or other alterations associated with the clearing of forests, introduced exotic pests, recreational and residential development, and pollution (heavy metals and acid rain).

Northern flying squirrels are typically found in areas where northern hardwoods, such as Yellow birch, are adjacent to the higher-elevation Red spruce-Fraser fir forest. These habitats are often moist and cool. Southern flying squirrels are most often found in the warmer and drier mixed oak-pine forests of lower elevations. Carolina northern flying squirrels are found on high mountain peaks in southwest Virginia, western North Carolina, and eastern Tennessee.

http://www.animalspot.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/NORTHERN-FLYING-SQUIRREL-3.jpg

http://www.richwooders.com/appalachian/wildlife/flying/northern-flying-squirrel.jpg

http://www.animalspot.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/NORTHERN-FLYING-SQUIRREL-2.jpg

http://www.westchesterwildlife.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/FlyingSquirrel2.jpg

http://www.fws.gov/asheville/htmls/listedspecies/Carolina_northern_flying_squirrel.html

Northern (Glaucomys sabrinus)


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