Recovered Endangered Species

There are currently over 1400 animals listed as Threatened or Endangered at ECOS, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Environmental Conservation Online System.

Since the passing of the 1973 U. S. Endangered Species Act, with regulation, public education, and intervention efforts by conservationists, 47 species have recovered enough to be removed from the listing. Without those efforts, the following 11 species would most likely be extinct.




The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

7 Animals Saved from Near-Extinction

Animals Saved by the US Endangered Species Act

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Recovery Plan for the Steller Sea Lion