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North Dakota's Endangered and Threatened Species

by
Chris Grondahl and Kathy Martin

JPG -- Picture of Endangered Gray Wolf


State Game and Fish Department
100 North Bismarck Expressway
Bismarck, North Dakota 58501-5095


This colored guide is designed to provide any reader a quick and meaningful method of identifying and learning about the federally listed threatened and endangered species found in North Dakota. The Endangered Species Act, which was passed by Congress in 1973, provided a means whereby species in danger of extinction could be conserved. This Act included the preservation of ecosystems where endangered species were found and was intended to recover populations of species to a point where they could be removed from this list. Endangered species are those species which are in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of their range. Threatened species are those species likely to become endangered in the future.

All wildlife are important because they are part of a large web of life in which species are dependent on one another for existence. For example, many plants have evolved to be pollinated by a specific butterfly. If that species of butterfly would become extinct, the plant would also become extinct. Wild species also act as environmental monitors, add to genetic diversity, and are used commercially at a value of about 40 billion dollars a year to make medicines. Finally, the number of people who enjoy watching wildlife grows every year. By causing the extinction of species today, we are depriving future generations of the experiences and values that a species may have provided.


NOTE: The material in this resource is based on information published in 1996. For more current information about endangered and threatened species, visit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Endangered Species Program web site.

This resource is based on the following source:

Grondahl, Chris and Kathy Martin.  No Date.  North Dakota's endangered and 
     threatened species.  North Dakota State Game and Fish Department's Nongame
     Program,  Bismarck, ND.  6pp.
This resource should be cited as:
Grondahl, Chris and Kathy Martin.  No Date.  North Dakota's endangered and 
     threatened species.  North Dakota State Game and Fish Department's Nongame
     Program,  Bismarck, ND.  Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research 
     Center Online.  
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/wildlife/endanger/index.htm 
     (Version 16JUL97).

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