Rocky Mountain Endangered Species: 11 Plants And Animals That Have Become Endangered In The '00s (PHOTOS)

The decade's end provides a time for taking stock of the world around us, including all creatures great and small. With the help of WildEarth Guardians and Center for Native Ecosystems, based in Denver, we've pulled together a list of endangered plants and animals in the Rocky Mountains and neighboring Great Plains that the federal government has either protected under the Endangered Species Act or are on the official waiting list. Their stories are a mixture of hope and fear, and effective action is needed to secure their futures. Check out their stories.

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