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 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

View County List of Threatened and Endangered

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
  • Two Kansas Duck Zone Boundaries Information Nights Left
    PRATT – Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) staff are hosting a series of informational meetings to hear public input on duck hunting zone boundaries in the Kansas Low Plains Early, Late and Southeast Zones and two meetings remain. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend one of the informational nights listed below.Potent ... Read More
  • Enroll Land in Walk-in Hunting Access Program Through July 15
    PRATT– Landowners interested in sharing the joys of hunting with others, and receiving additional income, are encouraged to enroll in the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s Walk-In Hunting Access (WIHA) program. Enrollment for the fall season is currently open and will close July 15. LandenrolledinWIHA still remains in private o ... Read More
  • Kansas Duck Zone Boundaries to be Discussed During Information Nights
    PRATT – Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) staff are hosting a series of informational meetings to hear public input on duck hunting zone boundaries in the Kansas Low Plains Early, Late and Southeast Zones. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend one of the informational nights listed below.Potential changes to the curre ... Read More