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Endangered Species-Government Lists:
Endangered Species Act The US Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries share responsibility for administration of the ESA. There are approximately 1,925 species listed. Of these species, approximately 1,350 are found in part or entirely in the U.S. and its waters; the remainder are foreign species.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Threatened & Endangered Species System
World List of Endangered and Threatened species.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service United States Threatened & Endangered Species List by State.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service United States Threatened & Endangered Species List by Species.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered Species System. Proposed Endangered, Proposed Threatened.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered Species System. Candidates for Listing.
Audubon Society’s 2007 watch list. PDF.
Endangered Species News:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Endangered Species News.
Natural Resources Defense Council. Wildlife News Brief Page.
International Union for Conservation of Nature Wildlife Conservation News.
New Scientist - news and features, stories and facts, delivered through the latest news slots, in-depth articles, video, blogs and commenting.
ScienceDaily top science news stories from the world’s leading universities and research organizations. Endangered animal's news. See also plant and animal extinctions news as well.

Mass Extinction Underway Links to articles on biodiversity and species extinction. 300 links to recent authoritative reports and updates about the current mass extinction.

Endangered Species Organizations:
National Biological Information Infrastructure was created to allow vast quantities of biological information housed in various databases from many agencies and departments to be linked together for quick and easy access to information. Search documents by species, keyword, etc.
Endangered Species Coalition is the guardian of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 and an advocate for all endangered species issues.
Endangered Species Act. The US Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries share responsibility for administration of the Endangered Species Act.
World Wildlife Fund safeguards hundreds of species around the world, but focuses special attention on their flagship species: giant pandas, tigers, endangered whales and dolphins, rhinos, elephants, marine turtles and great apes.***
Defenders of Wildlife is committed to protecting wildlife across the nation, with established offices in nine states and Canada and Mexico, in addition to headquarters in D.C. ***
International Union for Conservation of Nature, (IUCN) through its Species Survival Commission, has for more than four decades been assessing the conservation status of species, subspecies, varieties and even selected subpopulations on a global scale in order to highlight taxa threatened with extinction, and therefore promote their conservation.
Center for Biological Diversity. Works to secure a future for all species hovering on the brink of extinction through science, law, and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters, and climate that species need to survive."
Birdlife. Birds on the IUCN Red List In the latest assessment in 2008, 1,226 species are considered threatened with extinction.
Alliance for Zero Extinction, a global initiative of biodiversity conservation organizations, aims to prevent extinctions by identifying and safeguarding key sites and eliminating threats and restoring habitat to allow species populations to rebound.
Rare Species Conservatory Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving biodiversity through grass roots conservation programs rooted in sound science. RSCF employs the "flagship species" concept to identify and conserve high profile, priority species in order to leverage protection for the ecosystems they represent.
Endangered Species Reports:
State of the Birds report reveals troubling declines of bird populations during the past 40 years. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service coordinated creation of the report as part of the U.S. North American Bird Conservation Initiative, which includes numerous partners. ***
"Species are disappearing at rates about 1,000 times faster than normal"



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