ESA at 50: Commemorative Posters

To celebrate 50 years of success and remind people that the Endangered Species Act is more important than ever, we created a series of posters highlighting some of the species that are listed under the ESA. These eight listed species have been the focus of intense recovery efforts working with countless agencies, organizations and dedicated community members.   

Today, many people don’t have easy access to nature, and most of us will never see an endangered species. This art aims to help people connect with endangered species by bringing them into people’s homes, onto their screens and into their hearts.

The posters feature the following species: California condor, polar bear, black-footed ferret, Atlantic salmon, Florida manatee, rusty patched bumblebee, Kemp's Ridley sea turtle, and Kaʻū silversword. Learn more about the species featured and what is being done to help recover them.

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Painting of a California condor wearing tag number 50
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service designed a series of commemorative posters featuring eight federally-listed species found across the United States.

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Painting of a California condor wearing tag number 50
This year, the Endangered Species Act turns 50 years old. The ESA is an incredibly effective law that protects our nation's at-risk species from extinction. ​To date, 99 percent of species that have received protections under the ESA have avoided extinction, and many have been removed from the list...

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