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Piping Plover

Threatened and Endangered Species

Last updated 5/2021

North Dakota has twelve species listed as threatened (likely to become an endangered species in the near future) or endangered (in danger of extinction now) via the Endangered Species Act.

North Dakota does not have a state endangered or threatened species list. Only those species listed by the Endangered Species Act of 1973 are considered threatened or endangered in North Dakota.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has primary oversight of threatened and endangered species. Contact the North Dakota Ecological Services Field Office in Bismarck for more information on these species.

North Dakota ESA Listed Species


Black-Footed Ferret
(Mustela nigripes)


Endangered

Black-Footed Ferret

Black-Footed Ferret


Dakota Skipper
(Hesperia dacotae)


Threatened

Dakota Skipper

Dakota Skipper


Northern Long-Eared Bat
(Myotis septentrionalis)


Threatened

Northern Long-Eared Bat

Northern Long-Eared Bat


Pallid Sturgeon
(Scaphirhynchus albus)


Endangered

Pallid Sturgeon

Pallid Sturgeon


Piping Plover
(Charadrius melodus)


Threatened

Piping Plover

Piping Plover


Poweshiek Skipperling
(Oarisma poweshiek)


Endangered

Poweshiek Skipperling

Poweshiek Skipperling


Red Knot
(Calidris canutus rufa)


Threatened

Red Knot in wetland

Red Knot


Rusty Patched Bumble Bee
(Bombus affinis)


Endangered

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee


Western Prairie Fringed Orchid
(Platanthera praeclara)


Threatened

Western Prairie Fringed Orchid

Western Prairie Fringed Orchid


Whooping Crane
(Grus americana)


Endangered

Whooping Crane taking off

Whooping Crane


Recently Delisted


Least Tern
(Sterna antillarum)


Delisted Jan. 2021

Least Tern

Least Tern


Gray Wolf
(Canis lupus)


Delisted Nov. 2020

Gray Wolf

Gray Wolf


Candidate Species


Monarch Butterfly
(Danaus plexippus)


Candidate

Gray Wolf

Monarch Butterfly


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