Planning

Over $1.5 billion per year is needed to recover Endangered Species Act (ESA)-listed species

Recovering species listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) requires both significant and targeted investments to address the threats that caused the species’ decline and the need for ESA protection. Here we briefly …

The ESA needs more than double its current funding

The goals of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) are to prevent extinction and recover species, but these goals can only be met if the law is fully funded. Unfortunately, Congress has appropriated only a small portion of what scientists say is needed …

Border Wall: Map of New DHS Waivers

The Trump Administration has continued to advance work on the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Recently, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) formally announced waivers for new sections of wall in western portions of the border. Here we …

Border Wall: Map of New DHS-DOD Request

The Trump Administration has continued to advance work on the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Recently, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) made a formal request to the Department of Defense to build extensive new sections of wall in …

Missing, delayed, and old: The status of ESA recovery plans

Recovery planning is an essential part of implementing the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA), but conservationists and government agencies recognize challenges with the current planning process. Using data from all U.S. domestic and transboundary …

Endangered Species Act Funding

An analysis of the funding needed for the US Fish and Wildlife Service to properly implement the US Endangered Species Act.

Counties of Occurrence of ESA-Listed Species

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provides tables of the counties of occurrence of each ESA-listed species, but they have no single table that compiles all species' data into a single location. We fill that gap with this simple, sortable, and …

ESAdocs Search

Thousands of pages of ESA-related documents are created every year, each containing important and helpful information for conserving species. We've collected over 500,000 pages of these documents and made them fully searchable in this publicly …

Lesser Prairie Chicken Recovery in the Great Plains

The Lesser Prairie-Chicken is an imperiled species that was formerly listed as a threatened species, but was delisted in a court decision. This web map shows the species' range in the southern High Plains.

NMFS West Coast Salmon Range

An alpha-stage app to view the areas occupied by Pacific Coast salmon listed under the Endangered Species Act. Please [get in touch](mailto:cci@defenders.org) if you would like to work on advancing this tool.