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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News

Scarlet macaw. Copyright Steve Milpacher / World Parrot Trust.

Department of the Interior Celebrates Recovery of the Gray Wolf with Proposal to Return Management to States, Tribes

The gray wolf, an iconic species of the American West, had all but disappeared from landscape in the lower 48 states by the early 20th century. Now it roams free in nine states and is stable and healthy throughout its current range...
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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...

 

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Last updated: March 14, 2019