The Endangered Species Act is incredibly effective in protecting the fish, plants and wildlife that are listed as endangered or threatened. It has been successful in preventing the extinction of hundreds of our nation’s species including the bald eagle, gray wolf, pacific salmon, and gray whale.
But the law only works when it is enforced and the species are listed.
Did you know that of the 6,500 species in the United States that scientists believe are at risk of extinction, only 1,200 are officially listed as threatened or endangered? We all have a role to play in helping protect endangered species – because once they are gone, we cannot bring them back.
Working together, we can make a difference in protecting our nation's endangered fish, plants and wildlife.
Here are several ways that you can take action:
If you need any additional ideas or help, please contact one of our staff.