Chesapeake Bay Field Office
Northeast Region

Delmarva Fox Squirrel – Conservation Success Story!

Docket ID: FWS-R5-ES-2014-0021

Delmarva Fox Squirrel. Photo Credit: Guy Willey
Delmarva Fox Squirrel. Photo credit: Guy Willey

Due to conservation efforts by states, landowners and other partners the Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel, one of the animals included on the first list of endangered species nearly half a century ago, has recovered. Based on extensive review of the best scientific and commercial data available The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determined that the Delmarva fox squirrel, as it is more commonly called, is no longer in danger of extinction through all or a significant part of its range, and it is not likely to become so within the foreseeable future.

Press Release
Supporting Documents

November 16, 2015