• Why is the condor still one of the most endangered birds in the world? 

• A philosophy of protection: A discussion of endangered species in Virginia leads one correspondent to ask, is this a question of appeal, or likeability, of species?


• The biggest cause of population decline in Connecticut's bog turtle is captivity — it's a common household pet.

• The American pika: Why the smallest member of the rabbit family is one of wildlife's biggest players in the struggle against climate change.

• Ecosystems are built upon relationships, and the removal of a single member sends out destructive ripples that may not surface for years.

• Learn about three fascinating mammals that could soon become extinct in Kentucky.

• What can we do to save the Karner blue butterfly? New York correspondent comments on the state of this Hudson Valley native.

• The gopher tortoise may be the least recognized of Florida's endangered species, but it is vital to the state's ecosystem.

• The mountain sweet pitcher plant has struggled through South Carolina's recent drought.

• New roads are often the first invaders of wildlife habitat, but for the Hine's emerald dragonfly, officials are hoping to mitigate damage by mimicking its natural home.

• The Wyoming pocket gopher doesn't have the sex appeal of a bald eagle, but this Wyoming native needs an ally regardless.

• Maine harbors the last remaining wild populations of Atlantic salmon on the East Coast.

• The cave crayfish of Arkansas is unlike other endangered species. It's relatively unknown, but it plays a vital role.

• It's up to us to save the American alligator of Florida — regardless of how you feel about the animal.

• The eastern cougar, thought to be extinct, continues to be spotted in West Virginia.

• The Indiana bat is losing habitat in Pennsylvania and throughout the Northeast. Meanwhile, Kentucky has the third-largest population of the same species of bat. 

• Another correspondent gets hooked on the Indiana bat after watching the mysterious creatures flutter overhead as a child.

Georgia's sea turtle is one of the largest reptiles in the world.

• Ohio University's mascot may be seen all around campus, but the real bobcat is scarce across the state.

• The endangered spotted turtle battles the city of Chicago for land space, but development generally prevails.

• Amid America's obsession with all things vampire, why don't we show bats a little love?

• Wind turbine farms are the culprit in the demise of the prairie chicken in Oklahoma.

• Little Red Riding Hood would have no trouble making it through the woods in Illinois, where gray wolves are endangered. 

What's endangered in your state?
MNN local correspondents fan out across the nation to report on species in peril across the nation.