Endangered Species
Ecological Services
Success Stories

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) delivers remarkable successes. Looking back on the ESA's 45-year history, we recognize that it has helped stabilize populations of species at risk, prevent the extinction of many others, and conserve the habitats upon which they depend. All Americans can take pride in the fact that, under the ESA, California condor, grizzly bear, Okaloosa darter, whooping crane, and black-footed ferret have all been brought back from the brink of extinction. We can also celebrate that many other species no longer need the ESA's protection and have been removed from the list of endangered and threatened species, including the bald eagle—the very symbol of our nation's strength.

Click on your state below to learn about endangered species in your area and what is being done to help conserve them.

Last updated: January 30, 2020