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Reference There is not one endangered species list, there are many. Growing concern for the world's vanishing species has led to increased conservation action. The governments of many nations have passed protective laws and put aside national parks and other reserves for wildlife. Different governments, associations and international agencies keep different lists. A species can be considered endangered on one list, threatened on another list and not appear at all on a different list.

See also: New Jersey & Laws & Species

> U.S. and International

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Endangered Species home page --lists plants and animals
EE Link Endangered Species
Species: endangered, extinct, facts, data, pictures, organizations, laws and policy for the U.S. and the world.
U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Endangered species in the U.S. National Parks.
NatureServe Explorer
Conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communities in the U.S. and Canada.
Canada, Candadian Wildlife Federation
Status of species in Canada.
Conservation information on the birds and mammals of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Animal Info
Rare, threatened and endangered mammals of the world; indexed by country.
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Endangered or extinct species by country, region or marine region.
National Wildlife Federation
Conservation information for wildlife and wild places.
Also from the NWF with profiles of endangered species. ZipGuides lets you see what's living in your area (e-mail address required).
World Wildlife Fund
Endangered species of the world.
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (C.I.T.E.S.)
A treaty in effect since 1975 whose focus is the protection of plant and animal species from unregulated international trade.
> New Jersey
US Fish & Wildlife Service
2006 list of NJ endangered/threatened species.
N.J. Division of Fish and Wildlife
New Jersey's Endangered and threatened wildlife.
New Jersey Rare Species and Natural Community Lists By County
Rare species and natural community lists by county.
New Jersey's Landscape Project, NJ Dept. of Environmental Protection
Landscape maps and overlays provide a basis for planning to protect critical wildlife areas.
from the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ
> Laws and Regulations
U.S. Code of Federal Regulations
50 CFR 17.11 contains the list of all species designated endangered or threatened.
New Jersey Administrative Code
7 NJAC 25-4.13 (not on the Web; reference copy available at MCL)
Earthjustice: Wildlife
See "urgent cases" for current wildlife litigation issues.
> Species: plants, marine life and birds

U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S./state threatened and endangered plants.
Special Plants of New Jersey, state list from NatureServe.
Red List of Threatened Plants, world list from the IUCN.

Fish and marine life
U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service, endangered fish, sea turtles, whales, dophins, seals and sea lions.

Audubon Society Watch List, identifies at-risk birds before they become endangered.

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page created by Donna M. Burkey, Reference Librarian
Morris County Library 1996

18 July 2014