By: Maddie Leber
What is it?
Where is it Found?
Why is it in Danger of Extinction?
The Red-cockaded Woodpecker species has declined drastically since its original habitat was cut down. The species was listed as endangered in 1970.
What is being Done to Protect it?
The Red-cockaded Woodpecker was one of the first birds protected under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. People then became aware of their state and have been trying to bring up their population number ever since. The biggest way they started change was yo stop chopping down the trees the birds lived in and the ESA (Endangered Species Act) protected the birds' habitat.