More than 1,000 nongame animals — animals that are not hunted or fished — call North Carolina home.
Many nongame species, including mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, snails, mussels, and fish, are common and can be seen or heard in your own backyard. Other nongame animals, such as bald eagles and peregrine falcons, were, at one time, considered endangered, but now soar high in the sky, thanks in part to the work conducted by Wildlife Diversity Program biologists.
You Can Keep North Carolina Wild
Whether you love to hunt, fish, bird watch, or just want to do your part to ensure that wildlife in North Carolina has biodiversity, you can help Wildlife Diversity Program biologists continue their work by donating to the Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Fund.
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission uses Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Fund donations to support the research, conservation and management of nongame animals and endangered wildlife species. Biologists with the Commission work toward maintaining viable, self-sustaining populations of all native wildlife, with an emphasis on priority species and habitats identified in North Carolina’s Wildlife Action Plan
Nongame projects are primarily funded through donations and every dollar in donations given to the fund is matched with federal and other grants, so donated dollars actually count twice.