Intrastate Species and the Endangered Species Act

Intrastate Species and the Endangered Species Act

What do polar bears and Florida panthers, plants like the Arizona cliffrose and large-flowered fiddleneck and lesser-known species like Smith’s blue butterfly and Tar River spinymussel have in common? They are threatened or endangered species that are found in only one state! They are among more than 1,200 species that are listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), live in just one state and are at risk of losing protections - read more about them here.

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Jacob Malcom
Director

As Director in the Center for Conservation Innovation at Defenders, Jacob leads CCI’s work at the intersection of science, technology, and policy to improve conservation outcomes, especially for threatened and endangered species.