Extinct and Endangered Plants and Animals

Which species have been removed from the Endangered Species List because they have recovered?

Twenty-two species have been removed from the Endangered Species List because they have recovered.

First Listed Date Delisted Species Name
3/11/1967 6/04/1987 Alligator, American (Alligator mississippiensis)
9/17/1980 8/27/2002 Cinquefoil, Robbins’ (Potentilla robbinsiana)
3/11/1967 7/24/2003 Deer, Columbian white-tailed (Douglas County, Oregon) (Odocoileus virginianus leucurus)
6/2/1970 9/12/1985 Dove, Palau ground (Gallicolumba canifrons)
3/11/1967 8/8/2007 Eagle, bald (lower 48 states) (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
6/2/1970 8/25/1999 Falcon, American peregrine (Falco peregrinus anatum)
6/2/1970 10/5/1994 Falcon, Arctic peregrine (Falco peregrinus tundrius)
6/2/1970 9/12/1985 Flycatcher, Palau fantail (Rhipidura lepida)
3/11/1967 3/20/2001 Goose, Aleutian Canada (Branta canadensis leucopareia)
12/30/1974 3/9/1995 Kangaroo, eastern gray (Macropus giganteus)
12/30/1974 3/9/1995 Kangaroo, red (Macropus rufus)
12/30/1974 3/9/1995 Kangaroo, western gray (Macropus fuliginosus)
4/26/1978 9/14/1989 Milk-vetch, Rydberg (Astragalus perianus)
6/2/1970 9/21/2004 Monarch, Tinian (old world flycatcher) (Monarcha takatsukasae)
6/2/1970 9/12/1985 Owl, Palau (Pyroglaux podargina)
6/2/1970 2/4/1985 Pelican, brown (U.S. Atlantic coast, FL, AL) (Pelecanus occidentalis)
6/2/1970 12/17/2009 Pelican, brown (except U.S. Atlantic coast) (Pelecanus occidentalis)
7/1/1985 9/25/2008 Squirrel, Virginia northern flying (Glaucomys sabrinus fuscus)
5/22/1997 8/18/2005 Sunflower, Eggert’s (Helianthus eggertii)
6/2/1970 6/16/1994 Whale, gray (except where listed) (Eschrichtius robustus)
3/28/2008 4/2/2009 Wolf, gray (Northern Rocky Mountain DPS) (Canis lupus)
7/19/1990 10/7/2008 Woolly-star, Hoover’s (Eriastrum hooveri)

The status of seven species has been changed due to taxonomic revision. New information has been discovered for four other species.

How many species of plants and animals are threatened or endangered in the world?


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