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The Endangered Species Act (ESA) currently protects 1,662 U.S. species and 638 foreign species. With ongoing threats such as habitat loss and new threats like climate change, a commitment to species conservation and the ESA continues to be vital. Learn more about the importance of conserving biodiversity and the people, projects, and programs that are moving the needle for imperiled species.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) launched the post-delisting monitoring period for the black-capped vireo, which was removed from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife on May 16, 2018, due to recovery. The FWS, in cooperation with our partners, developed a post-delisting monitoring plan (PDMP) for the species that will track its progress over a 12-year period. These newsletters follow annual recovery highlights.