05/23/2013 - Status of Efforts to Implement the Recommendations of the NAS Report on Ecological Risk Assessment for Endangered and Threatened Species under FIFRA and ESA
05/02/2013 - Comments Requested for NMFS’ May 01, 2013 Draft Biological Opinion under the Endangered Species Act issued for Propargite, Fenbutatin Oxide and Diflubenzuron
03/27/2013 - Enhancing Stakeholder Input in the Pesticide Registration Review and ESA Consultation Processes and Development of Economically and Technologically Feasible Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives
12/14/2012 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Issues Final Biological Opinion for Kaput-D Prairie Dog Bait
08/17/2012 - Comments Requested on Proposed Process Improvements for Pesticide Endangered Species Consultations to Enhance Opportunities for Stakeholder Input
08/03/2012 - Agencies Propose Process Improvements for Pesticide-Endangered Species Consultations to Enhance Opportunities for Stakeholder Input
07/03/2012 - NMFS Issues Final Biological Opinion for Thiobencarb
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Under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the government protects endangered and threatened plants and animals (listed species) and the habitats upon which they depend. The ESA requires federal agencies to ensure that any action they authorize, fund, or carry out, will not likely jeopardize the continued existence of any listed species, or destroy or adversely modify any critical habitat for those species. Read more about how the ESA is administered.
EPA's Endangered Species Protection Program (ESPP) helps promote the recovery of listed species. The ESPP is a program designed to determine whether pesticide use in a certain geographic area may affect any listed species. If limitations on pesticide use are necessary to protect listed species in that area, the information is relayed through Endangered Species Protection Bulletins. Read more basic information.
Bulletins Live! - Access Endangered Species Protection Bulletins to view pesticide use limitations for your county or read the Bulletins Live! tutorial (6 pp, 431K, about PDF).
Risk Assessment Process - Learn how EPA evaluates risk to endangered species from pesticides and read specific regulations regarding risk assessments.
Effects Determinations - Read how EPA develops "effects determinations" and about consultations with other agencies as a result of litigation.
Species Information - Learn about types of threatened and endangered species and where they live. Also, access EPA's Fact Sheets about specific species.
For Kids - Learn about endangered species and view an endangered species poster and coloring book.