Midwest Region Endangered Species Conserving the nature of America

Endangered Species Program

 

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Endangered Species program is conserving and restoring threatened and endangered species and their ecosystems.

 

 

 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife

Service in the Midwest

 

The Midwest Region includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. Find a location near you.

 

The Midwest Region includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.
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Region 3 Candidate Species

 

Candidate species are those for which we have enough information to propose for listing, but for which we have not yet published a listing proposal. Listing of these species is typically delayed for some period of time due to a higher urgency to list other species.

 

Currently, there is one candidate species in our region - the monarch.

 

A monarch on a milkweed - credit Mike Budd USFWS

A monarch on a milkweed - Photo by Mike Budd USFWS

 

The Service seeks to conserve candidate species and other at-risk species through its Candidate Conservation Program, including through the development of Candidate Conservation Agreements.

 

View the February 2021 presentation, Endangered Species Conservation Agreements with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Challenges and Opportunities in the Midwest.

 

Information about the Service's Candidate Conservation Program (on National USFWS Endangered Species Website)

 


 

 

 


 

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