Threatened and Endangered Species Protection

An “endangered” species is one that is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range. A “threatened”species is one that is likely to become endangered in the foreseeable future.

Gopher tortoiseAPHIS WS threatened and endangered (T&E) species work is based on partnerships with the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), State wildlife management agencies, organizations, landowners, and others. 

  • During FY 2012, APHIS WS work contributed to the conservation of 168 threatened and endangered species: birds (45 species), plants (59), mammals (27), reptiles (14), fish (7), clams (3), insects (2), snails (4), and amphibians (3).
  • Of the 168 listed species conserved by WS, 51 species are State listed only and 117 species were Federally listed (including some that were also State listed).
  • Nearly $6.4 million in funds were expended by WS on T&E conservation during FY 2012.

  • Highlight Reports
    FY 2012
    FY 2011


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Last Modified: May 14, 2013