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


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
  • No Fishing Licenses Required June 6 and 7, 2015
    PRATT – Free Fishing Weekend, hosted by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, is the perfect opportunity to introduce someone to the joys of angling. Typically held the first full weekend in June each year, free fishing weekends are two-day periods when fishing licenses are not required to fish Kansas lakes and reservoirs. Free ... Read More
  • Kansas Game Wardens Recognized for Exemplary Efforts
    PRATT – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) law enforcement division recently presented several game wardens with awards for their outstanding efforts both on and off the field in 2014. The following officers were recognized for their exemplary efforts:The Award of Merit was presented to Hal Kaina and Greg Salisbury. Ka ... Read More
  • 2015 Antelope Permit Application Deadline June 12
    PRATT – Firearms and muzzleloader permit applications for the 2015 antelope season, open to Kansas residents, will be accepted through June 12. Applications can be made online by visiting, or by calling the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s Pratt Operations Office at (620) 672-5911.H ... Read More