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Extinct Species of New Jersey

These five species have been lost forever from, not just New Jersey, but the entire planet. Their stories may help us understand how to better protect the species we still have.

Extinct & Extirpated Species of NJ

New Jersey was once home to many more species than are here today. Extinction and extirpation have robbed the state of much of its natural heritage. However, by examining what species we've lost and the reasons why they disappeared, we may learn from mistakes of the past to avoid future losses.

Extirpated Species of NJ

These five species have been lost from New Jersey, but they still survive within a portion of their range. Although unlikely, it's possible they could return to the state in the future. In the meantime, their stories may help us understand how to better protect the species we still have.

Annual Report

Learn what Conserve Wildlife Foundation staff and our volunteers have achieved within the last year.

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Eastern mud salamander

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Checkered white butterfly

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Black-crowned night heron

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Yellow-crowned night heron

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Red-headed woodpecker

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Red knot

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Atlantic green turtle

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Black rail

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Frosted elfin

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American bittern

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Silver-bordered fritillary

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Grasshopper sparrow

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Triangle floater

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Cooper's hawk

The Cooper's hawk is listed as a threatened species in New Jersey. Here you will find detailed information including identification, life history, current threats, status, and conservation.

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Pepper and salt skipper

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Gray comma

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Common roadside skipper

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Kennedy's emerald

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Brook snaketail

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Harpoon clubtail

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Banner clubtail

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Robust baskettail

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Superb jewelwing

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Northern pine snake

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Savannah sparrow

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Bobolink

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Long-eared owl

The Long-eared owl is listed as a threatened species in New Jersey. Here you will find detailed information including identification, life history, current threats, status, and conservation.

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Atlantic loggerhead turtle

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Long-tailed salamanader

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Wood turtle

The wood turtle is listed as a threatened species in New Jersey. Here you will find detailed information including identification, life history, current threats, status, and conservation.

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Pine barrens treefrog

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Yellow lampmussel

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Eastern lampmussel

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Tidewater mucket

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Eastern pondmussel

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Scarlet snake

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Osprey

The Osprey is listed as a threatened species in New Jersey. Here you will find detailed information including identification, life history, current threats, status, and conservation.