Media and Resources

Endangered and Threatened Species Images

ESA 50th Anniversary Flickr Album

Educational Downloads

Endangered Species Act Basics: 50 Years of Conserving Endangered Species

When Congress passed the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in 1973, it recognized that our rich natural heritage is of “esthetic, ecological, educational, recreational, and scientific value to our Nation and its people.” It further expressed concern that many of our nation’s native plants and animals...

Why Save Species?

This document discusses the importance of protecting biodiversity and preventing the extinction of species.