Species Conservation Plans

As directed by general statute § 113 333(b), the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is required to develop conservation plans for all animals listed as Endangered, Threatened, or Special Concern. These plans include analysis of the factors that have been identified as causing the decline of the species and the measures that can be taken to restore the species. These plans are developed with input from the Nongame Wildlife Advisory Committee and the public.

View current listings of species in North Carolina that are listed as Endangered, Threatened or Special Concern (PDF). 

The following Wildlife Conservation Plans were approved by the Wildlife Commissioners at their Dec. 10, 2020 business meeting.

Related Links

Protected Species of North Carolina

Native wildlife species that are listed as Endangered, Threatened or Special Concern 

Wildlife Diversity Program 

An overview of the Wildlife Diversity Program, which conduct projects and programs that benefit nongame species 

Wildlife Diversity Program Quarterly Reports

A quarterly review of the projects conducted across the state by Wildlife Diversity Program biologists