About this Collection

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service designed a series of commemorative posters featuring eight federally-listed species found across the United States. These eight listed species have been the focus of intense recovery efforts working with local communities, state and federal agencies, Tribes, conservation groups and private sector partners.

The ESA is an incredibly effective law that protects our nation's at-risk species from extinction. ​To date, 99 percent of species that have received protections under the ESA have avoided extinction.

Today, many people don’t have easy access to nature, and most of us will never see an endangered species. This art aims to help people connect with endangered species by bringing them into people’s homes, onto their screens and into their hearts. The portraits were painted by Cal Robinson, a public affairs specialist in the Service’s Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office.