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Endangered Species and Other Threats to Wildlife
Conservation Programs and Partners

Endangered Species List

Arkansas currently lists 18 species that are being closely monitored to ensure they remain viable in our state. These animals include bats, birds, beetles and other species unique to Arkansas. Learn about these special creatures and how you may be able to help in building their populations back to a healthy level.

Management of Endangered Species on Private Lands

Several federal agencies have programs that specifically provide money for management of endangered species on private lands or have general wildlife habitat enhancement programs in which landowners willing to manage endangered species on their property are more likely to receive funding. Please contact the nearest Arkansas Game and Fish Commission regional office and ask for a Private Lands Biologist who will be able to provide more information on these programs.

White Nose Syndrome

Hibernating bats in the United States are dying in record numbers. This wildlife health crisis, white-nose syndrome, is named for the white fungus found on the muzzles and wings of affected bats. WNS was first documented at four sites in eastern New York in winter 2006. It has rapidly spread, and the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome was confirmed in Arkansas in 2013.

Additional Resources

Endangered Plants

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission

NRCS Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)

General information on WHIP

NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

NRCS Grassland Reserve Program

Related Resources

National Wildlife Federation's Species Recovery Fund

The Nature Conservancy (conservation easements and land acquisition)

The Nature Conservancy

Arkansas Natural Resources Conservation Service

Arkansas Chapter, The Nature Conservancy

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Program

USFWS National Endangered Species

Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances for Private Landowners

Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program (Southeast Region)