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Endangered and Nongame Species and their Management

Endangered and Nongame Species and their Management


The Endangered and Nongame Species Program’s (ENSP) mission is to actively conserve New Jersey’s biological diversity by maintaining and enhancing endangered, threatened and nongame wildlife populations within healthy, functioning ecosystems. ENSP is responsible for the protection and management of over 500 wildlife species found in the Garden State, including the 83 species currently listed as endangered or threatened and the majority of the 656 species of greatest conservation need (pdf, 275kb).

ENSP uses the New Jersey State Wildlife Action Plan to prioritize species and management actions in the state.


Mammals

Imperiled species like the Indiana bat, bobcat, and Allegheny woodrat.

Birds

Imperiled bird species like piping plovers, golden-winged warblers, saltmarsh sparrows, red knots, and bald eagles.

Reptiles

Imperiled reptile species like the bog turtle and timber rattlesnake.

Bog Turtle

Amphibians

Imperiled amphibian species like the eastern tiger salamander and Pine Barrens treefrog.

Invertebrates

Imperiled invertebrate species like the monarch butterfly and dwarf wedgemussel.

Monarch butterflies on flowers

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Last Update: August 2nd, 2022