Funding Needs for the US Fish and Wildlife Service's Endangered Species Programs

FWS Funding Request FY 2024

The FY 2024 update on the funding needs for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) endangered species program, building on CCI’s funding analysis from 2019 , where we found that the FWS receives less than half of what is needed to run the ESA as Congress intended. In 2021, Congress increased funding for the FWS endangered species program by 3.7% - a crucial step in the right direction but still falling short of meeting the needs of ESA-listed species.In our latest analysis, we found that for fiscal year (FY) 2024, the FWS needs $841,370,000 to fully implement the ESA.

Meg Evansen
Previous Conservation Science and Policy Analyst

As the previous Conservation Science and Policy Analyst in the Center for Conservation Innovation at Defenders, Meg assisted with the analysis of scientific research and policy implementation to find new and creative solutions for wildlife conservation.