ENDANGERED SPECIES RESOURCES
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
CITES is an international agreement between Governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.
CITES species database
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species provides taxonomic, conservation status and distribution information on taxa that have been globally evaluated using the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria. This system is designed to determine the relative risk of extinction, and the main purpose of the IUCN Red List is to catalogue and highlight those taxa that are facing a higher risk of global extinction (i.e. those listed as Critically Endangered, Endangered and Vulnerable).
International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN)
The mission of the IUCN is to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable.
The Fish and Wildlife Service
The official website for the Fish and Wildlife Service endangered species program. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s mission is, working with others, to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
The National Marine Fisheries Service
The official website for the National Marine Fisheries Service. NOAA Fisheries is the federal agency responsible for the stewardship of the nation’s living marine resources and their habitat.
NOAA Fisheries is responsible for the management, conservation and protection of living marine resources within the United States’ Exclusive Economic Zone. Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act, NOAA Fisheries recovers protected marine species (i.e. whales, turtles).