Endangered Species

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Small, sand-colored bird walking across a beach leaving a trail of tiny footprints in the sand

There are 35 endangered, rare, and threatened species in the Golden Gate National Parks. That’s more federally protected species than any other national park unit in the continental United States—more than Yosemite, Yellowstone, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks combined.

This milestone is both cause for celebration and concern. While we are privileged to have such a diverse landscape in public ownership, the imperiled status of so many species reflects the need for stewardship of these lands. Lend us a hand to help ensure that these species will be around for the next generation to appreciate and enjoy!