Perhaps the most famous endangered species in Los Angeles is the El Segundo blue butterfly. This tiny butterfly's largest remaining colony is located at the sand dunes on Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) property. At one time nearly extinct, thanks to efforts by the City and many other groups and individuals, the butterfly now flourishes on small parts of land that were formerly part of a much larger dune ecosystem.

But the blue butterfly is not the only at-risk species in Los Angeles. The US Army Corps of Engineers lists eight birds species

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