The At-Risk Species Program includes staff from the park, regional, and national levels of the National Park Service (NPS). The Program, together with partners, seeks to conserve, protect, and restore at-risk species and their habitat in the NPS. We lead, coordinate, and collaborate on actions to sustain biodiversity and ecological systems that align with the NPS mission. Through those efforts, the Program improves at-risk species conservation, preserves park resources, and enhances the experience of park visitors.

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    Laws & Policies

    Learn more about the Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and more.

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    What You Can Do

    Did you know you can help at-risk species at home and when you visit parks? Learn what you can do.

Last updated: August 30, 2023


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