Species of Greatest Conservation Need

Along with species that have been afforded legal protection (Federal and State Listed Species) due to risk of extinction, Texas hosts well over 1,300 species that are considered to be Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN). Native animals or plants designated as a SGCN are generally those that are declining or rare and in need of attention to recover or to prevent the need to list under state or federal regulation. These species are the focus of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Texas Conservation Action Plan and guide the department’s nongame conservation efforts.

  • Texas Nature Trackers: Target Species
  • Get Involved:
    Join Texas Nature Trackers Projects on iNaturalist – Report as FR: TPWD
    Attend a TNT workshop– Report as AT: Specific Project
    Learn your Target Species – Report as FR: TPWD
    Compile a Missing Species Report – Report as FR: TPWD
    Monitor a Population – Report as FR: TPWD

Interested? Check out the links and contact Tania Homayoun or call 512-389-8253.

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