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Two freshwater mussels added to endangered species list with designated critical habitat in VA slabside pearlymussel
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Service estimates economic impacts of critical habitat designation for West Virginia fish diamond darter

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Lists of Northeast Species

A candidate species is a species for which we have enough information to warrant proposing them for listing under the Endangered Species Act, but we are precluded from doing so by higher listing priorities.


Threatened and Endangered Species
Under the Endangered Species Act, species may be listed as either endangered or threatened. "Endangered" means a species is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range. "Threatened" means a species is likely to become endangered within the foreseeable future.

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.

Find current recovery plans for species under the responsibility of the Northeast Region. (Select the species' scientific name and scroll down to the Recovery section of the page. )


Spotlight Species
In carrying out our mission, we will track our accomplishments and measure our progress through a representative group of spotlight species that have detailed conservation action plans.

Select a species' name from the drop down menu and scroll down to the Actions section of the page:

Learn more about spotlight species.


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Last updated: November 21, 2014