Critically Endangered Animals Conservation Fund

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The Wildlife Without Borders - Critically Endangered Animals Conservation Fund is a global funding opportunity developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's International Affairs as part of its Wildlife Without Borders-Global grant programs.  The program provides funding for specific conservation actions that have a high likelihood of creating durable benefits to specific species facing immediate threat of extinction.

Visit the site to learn about past projects funded through this grant and information on how to apply.

Animals and Plants of the Region

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The Central Southwest and Gulf Coast area is one of the most biologically rich regions in the country. This page links to regional species information, as well as online resources regarding animals and plants found throughout the Southern United States.

Green treefrog [Photo: D. Demcheck/USGS, ARMI]Amphibians - A wide variety of amphibians call the Central Southwest/Gulf Coast region home. Learn about amphibians and access resources including data, distribution maps, and other information.
Brown pelican Birds - The Central Southwest/Gulf Coast region is host to many year-round and migratory bird species. Find information regarding birds such as checklists, reports, and conservation programs.
Blue crab [Photo: USDA]Crustaceans - Crustaceans including crayfish (crawfish), shrimp, and crabs are abundant in the Central Southwest/Gulf Coast region. Browse images, reports, and information on research programs.
BluegillFishes - Aquatic habitats found throughout the region contain many unique species. Learn about fish and browse resources for fish data, information, and taxonomy.
Scarab beetle [Photo: Texas Forest Service,]Insects - Insects are the most diverse group of animals on the planet. Learn about insects living in the Central Southwest/Gulf Coast area and find resources for insect data, information, and research.
Black bear [Photo: USFWS]Mammals - The Central Southwest/Gulf Coast region has numerous species of native mammals. Resources include fact sheets, checklists, and distribution maps.
Meadow garlicPlants - The landscape of the Central Southwest and Gulf Coast area ranges from arid lands to coastal wetlands. Learn about regional trees, shrubs, grasses, mosses, and other plant life here.
Coachwhip snake [Photo: NOAA]Reptiles - Habitats found in the Central Southwest/Gulf Coast region provide homes to many species of reptiles. Learn about reptiles and find resources for information, images, and taxonomy.
CSWGCIN Species of Greatest Conservation NeedSpecies of Greatest Conservation Need - Learn about species in need of conservation in the Central Southwest and Gulf Coast region, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas.  Over 2,400 amphibians, birds, fishes, mammals, reptiles, invertebrates, and plants have been identified by State wildlife agencies as species of Greatest Conservation Need (GCN). This interactive application provides resources from multiple authoritative sources including NatureServe and ITIS.

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