Ecological Services
Northeast Region
Endangered Species Permits

Permits and authorizations are required under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for activities that may "take” threatened or endangered species.  There are three types of permits that the Service issues for native endangered or threatened species:

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NOTE:  Office of Law Enforcement (OLE) administers licenses and permits for international wildlife issues and import and export of wildlife.  Migratory Bird staff at regional offices administers permits for certain activities with migratory birds and bald and golden eagles.

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Last updated: July 15, 2015