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Wildlife and Other Animals

Đang chơi bàiFind out where to get answers to common questions about wildlife and other animals in your community.

Đang chơi bài and the , to aid in the recovery of at-risk species.

Learn the Status of Threatened and Endangered Species

“Endangered” species face extinction throughout all or a significant portion of their range. “Threatened” species are likely to become endangered within the foreseeable future. See which species are threatened or endangered and learn their status:

  • are added or removed from the list as their status changes. The Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is responsible for monitoring the progress made to protect species.

  • are monitored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

  • Đang chơi bàiSearch the database, managed by the Department of Agriculture (USDA), to learn about federal and state-identified threatened and endangered plants in your state.

Find Out About Current Efforts to Protect Wildlife

There are many federal and state programs working toward the conservation of wildlife and the recovery of endangered species:

  • Đang chơi bàiFWS conducts a variety of programs in .

  • Đang chơi bàiNOAA establishes and to safeguard fish, plant, and other animal species. Use to learn which seafood is sustainable.

  • Find out about the and the efforts to .

  • Use this map to learn about conservation .

Learn How to Help Protect Wildlife 

There are many ways you can help:

  • in refuges and hatcheries in your state.

  • If you live in a coastal area, .

  • Find out to help animals on the endangered species list.

  • Conserve wildlife right from .

  • There are also many non-government organizations working toward wildlife conservation and helping endangered species. Use the internet to locate these groups.
Đang chơi bài administers a national network of lands and waters for the conservation, management, and restoration of the fish, wildlife, and plant resources and their habitats within the United States. The NWRS:

  • Houses , endangered species, and an assortment of other plants and animals.
  • Supports primary .
  • Offers a variety of wildlife-dependent .

To find a wildlife refuge near you, visit the .


  • If you suspect that someone shot, poisoned, electrocuted, or otherwise killed an animal under suspicious circumstances, report it to a .

  • Report Abandoned and Injured Animals


    Đang chơi bàiIf you find a young animal, do not assume it has been abandoned. Often, the parents are just out hunting or feeding. Wait at least four hours for the parent to return before taking action.

    Once you are certain that the wild animal is abandoned, or immediately in the case of an injured wild animal, you can contact the following offices for help with finding a rehabilitator:

    • Contact the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association (NWRA) at 1-320-230-9920, or visit their .

    • .

    Đang chơi bàiIf you see an animal, such as a black bear or cougar, that is out of its normal territory or has some abnormality, contact your .

    Domestic Animals

    Đang chơi bàiIf you find an abandoned or injured domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, call your local animal shelter or humane society. You can find their number online or in your local telephone directory.

     made it illegal for anyone to collect eagles, their feathers, or parts without a permit.

    Get a Permit to Receive Eagle Feathers and Parts

    Only enrolled members of a  can get a from the Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) to receive eagle feathers and parts for religious and cultural purposes.

    Report Illegal Possession of Eagle Feathers and Parts

    Đang chơi bàiContact a  to report the illegal possession of eagles, their feathers, or parts.

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    Đang chơi bàiLast Updated: June 28, 2019