12.3 Protecting Biodiversity In NC

Nizana Studivant

Species Name...

The name of this species is the Carolina Northern Flying Squirrel, it is an endangered species. Another name for the northern squirrels are Glaucomys Sabrinus.

Region They're Found....

These flying squirrels are found in the mountain region and tend to leave in cool and moist areas. They also stay in areas where there are northern hardwoods, which are trees, an example of a northern hardwood tree is a Yellow Birch.

Why They're Endangered & What's Being Done To Help...

Some humans actions are endangering them even more than natural causes and threats are. Examples are clearing forests which is destroying their habitats, putting exotic pests in their habitat or areas they usually hide or stay in, and of course pollution. The have an Endangered Species Act of 1973 or ESA. This helps any animals and even plants that are in danger of becoming extinct.