America's Most Endangered Species

NatureServe Data and the Endangered Species Act

NatureServe, in collaboration with Esri, created a storymap highlighting the Endangered Species Act. View our story map below or see it in full screen mode.

The Endangered Species Act is a critical piece of legislation that has been instrumental in saving many threatened plants and animals from almost certain extinction. This piece of legislation is itself now threatened. In the past couple of months there have been dozens of amendments and pieces of legislation introduced that could have serious long range impacts on the effectiveness of the 45 year old Endangered Species Act.

Did you know that NatureServe data play an important role in protecting species through the Endangered Species Act? NatureServe data provide an objective and unbiased scientific assessment of a species risk of extinction, this is an obvious first step in providing protection under the ESA.

Support NatureServe’s mission to protect America’s most vulnerable species today—the future is in your hands.