The Canyon in Danger

The Grand Canyon in Trouble

Big image

Why it's in Danger

The reason the Grand Canyon is in danger is because of the 76 mammals, 299 birds and 41 reptile species that have been found. Rare or threatened birds are listed under the United States Endangered Species Act of 1973. Also, over 1,000 plant species have so far been identified from the park. Eleven plant species listed as in danger in the United States are in the park, including Palmer amsonia, goldenweed, plains cactus, scouler catchfly, wild buckwheats, primrose and clute penstemon. In addition, 15 other plant species are recommended for consideration as threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.