National Geographic : 2009 Jan
9o Birds 57 Insects 37 Reptiles 85 Mammals ANIMALS Endangered Threatened Extinct 139 Fishes 24 Crustaceans and corals 75 4 71 14 19 5 13 24 10 47 4 74 65 15 1,359 POINTS OF LIFE Each solid dot in these icons stands for a species protected by the ESA as endangered (at risk of extinction) or threatened (likely to become endangered). Nearly 300 more animals and plants have been identified as candidates. For the bald eagle and 13 other species, the protection of the 1973 act raised their numbers enough to remove them from the list. For others, attempts to save their habitat came too late: The dusky seaside sparrow, the blue pike, and seven other animals left the list because they no longer exist.