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New York Department of Environmental Conservation (

Conserves and manages the state’s natural resources, including wildlife and aquatic resources.  Sources of information on threatened and endangered species include:


  • Natural Heritage Program ( – features information on state and federal threatened and endangered plants and wildlife, habitats of particular conservation concern, and stewardship actions designed to benefit these important natural resources. 

The site has an online mapping tool, New York Nature Explorer, that provides general locations of threatened and endangered species and natural communities of concern at the county, town, and watershed level as well as within a user-defined area. 

**Site-specific data requests are available free of charge.


  • State Wildlife Action Plan ( – identifies fish and wildlife in greatest need of conservation, providing an overview of key species and habitats of conservation concern throughout the state.
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