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Species in the Spotlight: Survive to Thrive

Of all the species NOAA protects under the ESA, they have named eight among the most at risk of extinction in the near future.


As a result, NOAA Fisheries has launched a “Species in the Spotlight: Survive to Thrive” initiative, a concerted agency-wide effort to spotlight and save these highly at-risk species.

The eight “Species in the Spotlight” are:
Action Plans
On 10 February 2016, NOAA Fisheries released 5-Year Action Plans for the eight “Species in the Spotlight." These plans outline efforts vital for stabilizing their populations and preventing their extinction, and serve as road maps for their recovery.

Watch the video to hear NOAA Fisheries Assistant Administrator, Eileen Sobeck, explain how the initiative focuses on efforts that are vital for stabilizing these populations and preventing their extinction.


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