A LITTLE HISTORY
The Endangered and Nongame Species Program (ENSP) of New Jersey was created in 1973. The U.S. Endangered Species Act was passed that year and New Jersey passed its own N.J. Endangered and Nongame Species Conservation Act. The ENSP staff works on projects to restore endangered wildlife, and also to protect and manage wildlife populations and habitats that are threatened. They also provide information and technical assistance to the New Jersey public and have a volunteer Speaker's Bureau. The speakers go out to groups and schools to speak about the program and the need to protect New Jersey's wildlife. Groups often donate money after learning about the endangered species of their state.
The Endangered and Nongame Species
Program's (ENSP) mission
is "to actively conserve New Jersey's biological diversity by
maintaining and enhancing endangered and nongame wildlife populations
within healthy, functioning ecosystems. The program is responsible
for the protection and management of nearly 500 wildlife species
found in the Garden State. These include the 61 species currently
listed as endangered or threatened. "