Help Endangered Wildlife

Recovering an endangered species requires stopping and reversing its decline, and then ensuring its long-term survival in nature. Preventing a species’ decline is always easier and less expensive than trying to bring the species back from the brink. Help our state’s threatened and endangered species by supporting MDC’s management efforts, implementing these practices on your private land or by contributing to the Endangered Species Fund with the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation.

Endangered Species Q and A

Get fast answers to common questions about Missouri's endangered species on private property.

Endangered Bird Management Sheets

Browse and download best practices for managing your Missouri property for the American bittern, Bachman's sparrow, barn owl, greater prairie chicken, interior least tern, king rail, northern harrier, peregrine falcon, snowy egret and Swainson's warbler.

Hine's Emerald Dragonfly Best Management Practices

Manage your Missouri wetlands to conserve this endangered species.

Endangered Fish Management Sheets

Manage your Missouri streams, ponds and wetlands to protect these endangered fish.

Endangered Mammals Management Sheets

Browse and download best practices for managing your Missouri property for the black-tailed jackrabbit, gray bat, Indiana bat, and the Plains spotted skunk.

Endangered Mollusk Management

Manage your streams, ponds and wetlands to protect Missouri's endangered mollusks.

Endangered Reptile and Amphibian Management Sheets

Browse and download best practices for managing your Missouri property for several kinds of endangered reptiles and amphibians, including Blanding's turtle, eastern massasauga rattlesnake, hellbenders, Illinois chorus frog, Illinois mud turtle, western chicken turtle, and western fox snake.