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After the Columbia spotted frog was designated an ESA candidate species, states, federal agencies and private landowners went to work successfully conserving the frog.17 Candidate Species No Longer Warrant Listing Under ESA Due to Successful Efforts of States, Federal Agencies, Landowners and Non-Profits

As a result of ESA-inspired conservation efforts, 17 formerly at-risk species of plants and animals across North America will not require federal protections. Collaborations among the Service, other federal agencies, states, private landowners and non-profit organizations have fostered habitat protection and restoration efforts, reintroductions, and scientific surveys that have increased existing populations, created new ones, and led to the discovery ..
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Featured Species

Channel Island fox. Credit: NPS

Channel Island Fox

Four of the six subspecies of island fox on California's Channel Islands – the San Miguel, Santa Barbara, Santa Rosa, and Santa Cataline island foxs – were listed as endangered in 2004 following catastrophic population declines...

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California condor. Credit: USFWS

Condor Watch

Biologists studying the endangered California condor have launched a new web site to enlist the help of citizen scientists in research aimed at reducing lead poisoning, the primary threat to condors in the wild...

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Indiana bat

Indiana Bat

Indiana bats are found over most of the eastern half of the U.S. Almost half of them hibernate in caves in southern Indiana...

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Partnership Stories

Hawaiian Rare Plant Program

Saving Endangered Native Hawiian Plants One Seed at a Time

Deep in the heart of Manoa Valley resides the largest collection of Native Hawaiian seeds in the world, and one of the only places where you can find some of Hawaii's rarest native plant species...
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Last updated: October 7, 2015