Protection Status

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Endangered Species Act

Under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), western snowy plovers are listed as threatened, meaning it is likely to become endangered within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range.1

1 The Endangered Species Act requires the US federal government to identify species threatened with extinction, identify habitat they need to survive, and help protect both. In doing so, the Act works to ensure the basic health of our natural ecosystems and protect the legacy of conservation we leave to our children and grandchildren.


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