With the vital role that land snails play in ecosystem, they deserve our respect, admiration, and efforts to preserve their habitat.

A major obstacle in deciding the status of snails is that we know so little about them. There are so many questions that land snail scientists have, such as “where do they live?”, “what are they eating”, “how many different species live here?”, and others. These questions lead to scientific investigations by land snail scientists, which help gain a better understanding of which types of snails are rare and may need to be identified as “threatened” or “endangered”. Remember, if the snails are threatened or endangered, then it is likely that other animals that feed upon them are also susceptible to decline.