Like many creatures in nature, piping plovers need protection to make sure the species survives. The piping plover is a beautiful, small shorebird. There are only about 7,000 of them in the world.
Piping plovers are labeled “threatened” and “endangered” under a federal law, the Endangered Species Act. This law offers some protection to species that are in danger of dying out. Yet there are still challenges to the piping plover population from humans and animals. The best way to fully protect piping plovers is through more laws and regulations.
One major problem is the human activity in areas where piping plovers live. The birds eat, breed, and make their nests on beaches, especially on coasts. Humans affect these beaches by developing coastal