Arkansas’ Federally Endangered, Threatened, and Candidate Species

  • Gray Bat
  • Indiana Bat
  • Ozark Big-eared Bat
  • Northern Long-eared Bat
  • Whooping Crane
  • Interior Least Tern
  • Piping Plover
  • Sprague's Pipit
  • Red cockaded Woodpecker
  • Ivory-billed Woodpecker
  • Ozark Cavefish
  • Leopard Darter
  • Arkansas River Shiner
  • Pallid Sturgeon
  • Yellowcheek Darter
  • Arkansas Darter
Freshwater Mussels
  • Turgid Blossum
  • Louisiana Pearlshell
  • Arkansas Fatmucket
  • Winged Mapleleaf
  • Pink Mucket
  • Scaleshell
  • Curtis Pearlymussel
  • Fat Pocketbook
  • Ouachita Rock Pocketbook
  • Speckled Pocketbook
  • Fanshell
  • Neosho Mucket
  • Spectaclecase
  • Rabbitsfoot
  • Snuffbox
  • American Alligator
  • Ozark Hellbender
  • Benton Cave Crayfish
  • Hell Creek Crayfish
  • American Burying Beetle
  • Rattlesnake Master Borer Moth
  • Missouri Bladderpod
  • Running Buffalo Clover
  • Harperella
  • Pondberry
  • Geocarpon minimum

8th Annual Arkansas Endangered Species Day Art Contest


The 8th Annual Endangered Species Art was a success!  We want to thank all of the students that participated in the contest.  We had over 500 entries from 33 schools and 2 home schools.  Over 37 threatened, endangered, and candidate Arkansas species were represented this year.

Our panel of judges included a wealth of knowledge and experience. Judges included Allison Fowler, the Wildlife Diversity Program Coordinator for the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission; Leslie Patrick, Outreach Specialist, Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission; Alyssa Bangs, biologist for the USFWS Arkansas Ecological Services Field Office; and Kitty Harvill, a local artist whose work focuses on endangered species worldwide.

Winning entries will be on display at the Witt Stephens, Jr. Nature Center in Little Rock May 17th through June 2017.

Please click on the links below to see the winning entries.

Kindergarden - 2nd Grade

3rd - 6th Grade

7th - 9th Grade

10th - 12th Grade

Overall Winner - Kenleigh G.- Southside High School

Arkansas Field Office
110 S. Amity Road
Suite 300
Conway, AR 72032

501/513 4470 (v)
501/513 4480 (f)

FWS Southeast Region