U.S. States with the Most Endangered Species

Name the states with the most endangered and threatened species.
Includes plants and animals
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Last updated: October 1, 2019
First submittedOctober 24, 2014
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State
503
Hawaii
300
California
135
Florida
132
Alabama
102
Texas
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State
101
Tennessee
78
Georgia
74
Virginia
66
North Carolina
64
Arizona
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Level 81
Oct 1, 2019
Surprising. There must be a lot of limited range species of bugs in the Appalachians.
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Level 82
Oct 1, 2019
I thought global warming would threaten unique Arctic species in Alaska.
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Level 73
Oct 2, 2019
There are probably fewer species to begin with in Alaska.
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Level 53
Dec 4, 2019
By good sources there are not as many as you tought.
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Level 77
Oct 2, 2019
Virginia seems an anomaly
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Level 73
Oct 2, 2019
Not really - Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee are all next to each other.
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Level 67
Oct 2, 2019
Arizona surprised me. The others made sense, as they were either states that I would expect to have large numbers of native species (e.g., Florida, Hawaii) or states with a lot of variety in terms of climate/land type/etc. (e.g., California, North Carolina, Texas). But Arizona seems like largely a dry, dessert state that wouldn't have as many species to begin with.
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Level 82
Dec 4, 2019
When you are in deserts you get a lot of micro-climates, which in theory create islands of diversity that leads to speciation.
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Level 67
Apr 1, 2020
This is kind of an odd one to think about, because if the species is not present at all in a certain state, it doesnt count, but if it has a low amount it counts. So not a constant scale if you get what I mean. (not good, bad, worse, but good, bad, ow all are dead? that's ok then)