Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region
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Threatened and Endangered Species of the Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex

Banded wood stork chicks at Harris Neck NWR. Credit: USFWS

Banded wood stork chicks at Harris Neck NWR. Credit: USFWS

Several species of threatened and endangered species can be found at various times of the year on all seven of the national wildlife refuges within the complex. Refuge staff actively manage for most of these species through a number of different operations such as habitat restoration and nest building. One of our biggest success stories has been the wood stork management program at Harris Neck NWR which has resulted in a dramatic increase in the number of these birds that are successfully fledged each year. To learn more about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Endangered Species Program or on any of the species listed below, please visit http://www.fws.gov/endangered/.

 

Species
Threatened or Endangered
Refuge(s) Found
American alligator
Threatened*
Blackbeard Island NWR
Harris Neck NWR
Pinckney Island NWR
Savannah NWR
Tybee NWR
Wassaw NWR
Wolf Island NWR
Flatwoods salamander
Threatened

Harris Neck NWR
Pinckney Island NWR
Savannah NWR

Leatherback sea turtle
Endangered
Blackbeard Island NWR
Loggerhead sea turtle
Threatened

Blackbeard Island NWR
Wassaw NWR
Wolf Island NWR

Piping plover
Endangered
Blackbeard Island NWR
Wassaw NWR
Wolf Island NWR
Shortnose sturgeon
Endangered
Savannah NWR
South Indian manatee
Endangered
Savannah NWR
Wood stork
Endangered
Blackbeard Island NWR
Harris Neck NWR
Pinckney Island NWR
Savannah NWR
Tybee NWR
Wassaw NWR
Wolf Island NWR
* Threatened by similarity of appearance to other crocodilian species.

 

Last updated: February 17, 2012