We assess the conservation status of species for their addition to, and removal from, the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants (List) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We may initiate a species assessment through our internal assessment process or in response to a petition from the public. We conduct a formal rulemaking process to change the List by: adding a species (list) and designating critical habitat, changing the status of a species from endangered to threatened (downlist) or from threatened to endangered (uplist), and removing a species (delist). Formal rulemaking includes public comment and scientific peer review.
See PDF of all species in Northeast Region that are listed as threatened or endangered, proposed for listing, candidates for listing or delisted (April 2013). You can also create a custom report of species by doing an advanced search.
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