From the celebrated species—birds, bears, and butterflies—to the obscure—mosses, mussels, and minnows—NatureServe knows where they are found, why they are threatened, and what they need to survive. We believe this invaluable information should be freely available to the public, however, as a nonprofit NatureServe relies on donations from those who champion biodiversity to do so. Now you can become a biodiversity champion and adopt a native plant or animal.
In addition to being recognized on your chosen species' page on NatureServe Explorer, you will be supporting the expert staff at NatureServe who ensure that critical data on the taxonomy, distribution and conservation status of species and ecosystems are accurate and available to conservation decision-makers.
Select an option below to explore the different levels of species adoptions and the benefits at each level.
NatureServe Explorer is a priceless resource for conservation professionals, researchers, industry partners, government agencies, and citizen scientists alike—please help us provide the best information possible by adopting a species today!