Endangered Species
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ESA Implementation

California tiger salamander. Credit: Adam G. Clause

Ensuring an Effective Endangered Species Act

The ESA provides a broad and flexible framework to facilitate conservation with a variety of stakeholders. Learn about the tools in place that help us work with our diverse network of partners to deliver meaningful conservation.


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Good News for Agave: Plant Pollinating Bat No Longer Endangered

Thanks to three decades of partnerships between the Service and diverse stakeholders on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, the lesser long-nosed bat has rebounded from near-extinction and no longer requires Endangered Species Act protection...
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Get to Know Your Species

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What's in Your Backyard?

Learn about the endangered and threatened species in your area and what is being done to help recover them.


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Species Status Assessment

New Mexico meadow jumping mouse. Courtesy of Jennifer Frey

An Integrated Framework for Conservation

The Species Status Assessment was developed to enhance conservation success under the ESA. This framework is based on the best available scientific and commercial information, and it delivers the foundational science for informing all ESA decisions, including listing determinations,                                                                 consultations, grant allocations,
                                                                permitting, and recovery planning.


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Last updated: April 17, 2018