National Wildlife Refuge System

Endangered Species

National wildlife refuges are home to more than 380 of the nation's 1,311 endangered or threatened species. So far, 11 of those species have been removed from the list due to their recovery, and 17 others have improved in status from endangered to threatened. More than 500 listed species are now stable or improving. Fifty-nine national wildlife refuges have been created specifically to help imperiled species.

 

Last updated: March 7, 2014