In 1973, Congress passed the Endangered Species Act, recognizing that various species of fish, wildlife, and plants in the United States have been rendered extinct as a consequence of economic growth and development untempered by adequate concern and conservation, other species of fish, wildlife and plants have been so depleted in numbers that they are in danger of or threatened with extinction, and these species of fish, wildlife, and plants are of esthetic, ecological, educational, historical, recreational, and scientific value to the United States and its people. The intended purpose of the Act is to provide a means by which the ecosystems upon which endangered and threatened species depend may be conserved and to provide a program for the conservation of those species.
Below are links to all the species profile pages on ECOS (Environmental Conservation Online System) listed within Alabama. These profile pages contain the following information: federal registry documents, recovery info, critical habitat, conservations plans, life history and other information. Click on the dropdown arrow to see the species list in each box.
Example of a species range map in a species profile page
Alabama's Threatened and Endangered Species
National Endangered Species Program We work to recover imperiled plant and animal species, while promoting the voluntary conservation of other vulnerable wildlife.
Links to species pages within the Alabama Field Office website