Species Status Assessment Fact Sheet

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Species Status Assessment Fact Sheet

The Species Status Assessment was developed to enhance conservation success under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This framework is based on the best available scientific and commercial information, and it delivers the foundational science for informing all ESA decisions. This document provides information on the framework.

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Close up of a California condor. Its pink featherless head contrasts with its black feathers.
We provide national leadership in the recovery and conservation of our nation's imperiled plant and animal species, working with experts in the scientific community to identify species on the verge of extinction and to build the road to recovery to bring them back. We work with a range of public...