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Endangered and Threatened Wildlife of NH

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Endangered wildlife
are those native species whose prospects for survival in New Hampshire are in danger because of a loss or change in habitat, over-exploitation, predation, competition, disease, disturbance or contamination. Assistance is needed to ensure continued existence as a viable component of the state's wildlife community.


Threatened wildlife are those species which may become endangered if conditions surrounding them begin, or continue, to decline.



* = Federally threatened

** = Federally endangered.


This list was updated in May 2015.


Endangered: Threatened:
* Canada lynx, Lynx canadensis American marten, Martes americana (formerly pine marten)
small-footed bat PDF Document, Myotis leibii

*Northern long-eared bat, Myotis septentrionalis

** Gray wolf, Canis lupus  
New England cottontail, Sylvilagus transitionalis
Endangered: Threatened:
common nighthawk, Chordeiles minor common loon, Gavia immer
northern harrier, Circus cyaneus American three-toed woodpecker, Picoides dorsalis
golden eagle, Aquila chrysaetos grasshopper sparrow, Ammodramus savannarum
* piping plover, Charadrius melodus pied-billed grebe, Podilymbus podiceps
upland sandpiper, Bartramia longicauda bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus
** roseate tern, Sterna dougallii peregrine falcon, Falco peregrinus
least tern, Sterna antillarum common tern, Sterna hirundo
sedge wren, Cistothorus platensis
Endangered: Threatened:
American brook lamprey, Lethenteron appendix Bridle shiner, Notropis bifrenatus
** shortnose sturgeon, Acipenser brevirostrum
Endangered: Threatened:
timber rattlesnake, Crotalus horridus spotted turtle, Clemmys guttata
Blanding's turtle, Emydoidea blandingii black racer snake, coluber constrictor
Eastern hognose snake, Heterodon platyhinos
Endangered: Threatened:
marbled salamander, Ambystoma opacum (none currently listed)
Endangered: Threatened:
cobblestone tiger beetle, Cicindela  marginipennis pine pinion moth, Lithophane lepida lepida
** dwarf wedgemussel, Alasmidonta heterodon White Mountain Arctic, Oeneis melissa semidea
brook floater, Alasmidonta varicosa
frosted elfin butterfly, Callophrys irus
** Karner blue butterfly, Lycaeides melissa samuelis
Persius dusky wing skipper, Erynnis persius persius
ringed bog haunter dragonfly, Williamsonia lintneri
* puritan tiger beetle, Cicindela puritana
White Mountain fritillary, Boloria titania montinus