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15 endangered species that are still on the menu

By: Bryan Nelson on Aug. 2, 2010, 12:10 p.m.

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Endangered species around the planet are threatened for a number of reasons, including habitat loss, pollution, climate change, competition from invasive species and overhunting. A number of animals on the verge of extinction are still being hunted for their meat. While occasionally this happens because people are impoverished and have limited sources of food, some of these species are poached to satisfy a culture's appetite for exotic delicacies. Here are 15 endangered species that are still on a menu somewhere in the world. (Text: Bryan Nelson)