8 wilderness icons under threat
Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 2:35 PM
Only a few of the many threatened species and wild places on Earth ever gain any legal protections. Some of these are considered vulnerable while others are making a comeback. In honor of Earth Day, we've compiled a list of eight icons of the wilderness — animals, plants and places — that are under threat from human activities, climate change or loss of habitat. With the help of our friends at explore.org, we'll share how some of these animals and places are being protected.