Threatened and endangered species

As the state‚Äôs human population continues to grow, more fish and wildlife species have been put at risk by loss and fragmentation of critical habitat, disturbance and introduction of non-native species. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife oversees the listing and recovery of those species in danger of being lost in the state.

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Species Category State status Federal ESA status
Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) Mammals Endangered Endangered
Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) Mammals Endangered Threatened
Cascade red fox (Vulpes vulpes cascadensis) Mammals Endangered
Columbian sharp-tailed grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus columbianus) Birds Endangered
Ferruginous hawk (Buteo regalis) Birds Endangered
Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) Mammals Endangered Endangered
Fisher (Pekania pennanti) Mammals Endangered
Gray wolf (Canis lupus) Mammals Endangered Endangered
Greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) Birds Endangered
Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos) Mammals Endangered Threatened
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) Mammals Endangered Endangered
Killer whale (Orcinus orca) Mammals Endangered Endangered
Leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) Reptiles Endangered Endangered
Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) Reptiles Endangered Endangered
Marbled murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) Birds Endangered Threatened
Mardon skipper (Polites mardon) Butterflies and moths Endangered
North Pacific right whale (Eubalaena japonica) Mammals Endangered Endangered
Northern leopard frog (Lithobates [Rana] pipiens) Amphibians Endangered
Northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) Birds Endangered Threatened
Northwestern pond turtle (Actinemys marmorata) Reptiles Endangered
Oregon silverspot butterfly (Argynnis zerene hippolyta) Butterflies and moths Endangered Threatened
Oregon spotted frog (Rana pretiosa) Amphibians Endangered Threatened
Oregon vesper sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus affinis) Birds Endangered
Pinto abalone (Haliotis kamtschatkana) Molluscs Endangered
Pygmy rabbit (Columbia Basin population) (Brachylagus idahoensis) Mammals Endangered Endangered