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Threatened and Endangered Species

California

California

California supports the highest human population level in the United States and population growth is still continuing. An increasing human population results in increased demands on the State's resources, including land and water, as well as California's rare plants and animals. Subsequently, many of these species are at risk and are declining. Currently, California has 309 federally listed threatened and endangered species. The Department of Fish and Game mission statement underscores the responsibility to conserve and recover California's rare, threatened, and endangered species. To learn more about this mission statement and the rare, threatened, and endangered species in California, please refer to the website at http://www.dfg.ca.gov/.

Species Group
Species Protected
Fed Status
State Status
Total Amount Expended
Mammal Mouse, Salt Marsh Harvest
F/E
S/E
Bird Plover, Western Snowy
F/T
Bird Rail, California Clapper
F/E
S/E
Bird Rail, Light-Footed Clapper
F/E
S/E
Mammal Sheep, Bighorn
F/E
S/E
Bird Tern, California Least
F/E
S/E
Bird Vireo, Least Bell's
F/E
S/E
Bird Murrelet, Marbled
F/T
S/E
Reptile Tortoise, Desert
F/T
S/T
Total Species 9 Total

F/E - Federal Endangered
F/T - Federal Threatened
S/E - State Endangered
S/T - State Threatened

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California WS biologists and specialists worked on 43 projects to protect threatened and endangered species in fiscal year 2008.

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