Endangered Species
Ecological Services

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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A Hawaiian stilt wading in calm water.

Partnerships Lead to Status Improvement for Hawaiian Stilt, Prompt Downlisting Proposal

Decades of work by conservation partners has improved the status of the ae'o, or Hawaiian stilt. In response, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed downlisting the ae'o to threatened from endangered under the Endangered Species Act...
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Get to Know Your Species

Species map

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 30, 2021