Conservation today for a better tomorrow

The fish and wildlife of the United States are among our nation's most valuable resources, along with clean air, water, healthy forests and agricultural lands that support all of us. Our quality of life, outdoor heritage and prosperity are tied to the health and sustainability of these treasures.

Over 1,600 fish, wildlife and plants are already federally protected as threatened or endangered, and about 500 more are at risk of needing that protection.

We have the chance to make a difference for many of these animals before listing. For plants and animals that are already threatened or endangered, we can take effective steps to save them, ultimately removing them from the list.