Search engine for extinct species
All animal and plant species can be found with common search engines. Hits at Wikipedia are likely to be listed first and will probably be accessed. Discovering information about the extinction of the species and/or the degree of endangerment in the sometimes very detailed explanations may require an additional search. Finding information directly at the online encyclopedia can sometimes end without result because of the sorting of the species by their Latin names and not always available translations. Without a doubt, other websites, mostly limited to the interests of the operator, also offer well-prepared information that is often well worth a look.
Unfortunately, mankind is increasingly accelerating the destruction of its environment, so species are dying out before they are discovered. So how do you know they existed? At some point in time, someone will find remains somewhere that do not match any known species, which can then be analyzed and assigned using the technical methods available today.
All endangered species end up on a red list that can be viewed by everyone on the web. For simplification the stock has now been made searchable. Whether an easier search can save species is debatable, but perhaps it will raise awareness and attention in one's own actions.
The ecosystem is not there for our benefit, but it is our life. Will we ever understand this?