A United Nations report says 1M species are at risk for extinction. Here are some of the threats in Wisconsin

Wisconsin faces its own threats of species loss, underscoring a United Nations assessment released Monday that illustrates how human impact on the landscape is claiming an increasing number of native plants and animals in every corner of the globe.

The UN report catalogs the loss of species worldwide and found that more than 1 million plants and animals face risks of extinction.

In Wisconsin, some species that are endangered include the American marten (mammal), peregrine falcon and piping plover (birds) and Blanchard`s cricket frog (amphibian) and ornate box turtle (reptile.) All have been harmed by habitat loss.

The list of plants, animals and fish that are considered endangered or threatened total more than 150 species, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. ...

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