Threatened and Endangered Wildlife

Green Toad

Photo by Suzanne L. Collins, CNAH

State and federally listed species are protected in Kansas as designated by the Kansas Nongame and Endangered Species Conservation Act of 1975. The act places the responsibility for identifying and undertaking appropriate conservation measures for listed species directly upon the Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism through statutes and regulations. Regulations require the department to issue special action permits for activities that affect species listed as threatened and endangered in Kansas. Department personnel conduct environmental reviews of these proposed activities, and if necessary issue action permits with special conditions that help offset negative effects to listed species and critical habitats.

Federal Threatened and Endangered Species in Kansas

Click the link below to view the list of Federal Threatened and Endangered species that reside in the State of Kansas. 

List of Federal Threatened and Endangered Species in Kansas

View County List of Federal Threatened and Endangered Species in Kansas

Recovery Plans/Research

Use the following links to view specific recovery plans and T&E research documents.

Recovery Plans

T&E Research Documentation

Species in Need of Conservation (SINC)

Click the link below to view a list of all Species in Need of Conservation (SINC) in the State of Kansas.

List SINC Species

View by County

Permits/Surveys

Kansas requires that you have an Action Permit if you having any projects dealing with T&E Species.

Rare Species Sightings

Threatened and Endangered Species News
  • Lesser Prairie Chicken Numbers Increase Again
    PRATT – The lesser prairie chicken population increased approximately 25 percent from 2014 to 2015, according to the recent range-wide aerial survey. Wildlife biologists with the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) attribute the increase to abundant spring rainfall and ongoing efforts associated with the Lesser Prairie Chi ... Read More