Proposed Species Under the Endangered Species Act
Proposed species for listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) are those candidate species that were found to warrant listing as either threatened or endangered, after completion of a status review and consideration of other protective conservation measures.
We follow a strict legal process known as a rulemaking (or regulatory) procedure to propose to list a species under the ESA. Public comment is always sought on a proposal to list species under the ESA.
Below are species currently proposed for listing under the ESA:
whale, Bryde's (1 subspecies)