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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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Service Proposes Protection for Yangtze Sturgeon Under the ESA

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced a proposal to list the Yangtze sturgeon as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. As a result of dam construction and bycatch on the Yangtze River, this freshwater fish species has experienced a significant decline...
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Featured Species

Florida manatee. Credit: USFWS

Florida Manatee

Florida manatees are gentle and slow moving mammals that occur primarily in Florida and southeastern Georgia, usually in freshwater, brackish, and saltwater habitats...

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Puerto Rican parrot. Credit: Tom MacKenzie/USFWS

Puerto Rican Parrot

The Puerto Rican Parrot, an endemic bird to Puerto Rico, was abundant throughout the island, and also the islands of Culebra, Vieques and Mona. It is estimated that when the Spaniards colonized Puerto Rico, the population of parrots was about a million individuals.

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Kirtland's warbler

Kirtland's Warbler

The Kirtland's warbler, an endangered species, is a songbird that nests in young jack pine stands...

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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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Last updated: December 27, 2017