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The Adopt-A-Species program provides the public with a way to help protect and preserve the state's endangered and threatened species. These animals typically enrich the state's diversity of wildlife through their presence, beauty and the valuable roles they play ecologically and as part of New Jersey's natural landscape.

Financial support from the Adopt-A-Species program assists the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey in their efforts to build nest structures to aid in the recovery of bald eagles, ospreys, and peregrine falcons; attach radio transmitters to eagles, bobcats, shorebirds, timber rattlesnakes, and other animals to identify important habitats; study contaminants that threaten NJs wildlife and human populations; and, create community outreach programs that help citizens understand the value of wildlife conservation.

The Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey is a nonprofit organization that was created to support the efforts of the Endangered and Nongame Species Program, part of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

  • By adopting a species the public helps save the state's wildlife and their habitats.

  • For a complete list of the animals up for adoption and a page of "Fast Facts" about these animals visit the link listed below.

  • Adoptions can be done individually, as a gift, or as a class project.

  • Contributions can be made ranging from $25 to $250 and are tax deductible. As a special 'thank you' for your contibution you will receive a variety of gifts according to your benefactor level.

  • The "Spring Babies" brochure lists kittens, nestlings, chicks and hatchlings that are also available for adoption.

Target Audience(s)
General public, community groups, educators and students in all grades.

Additional Information
ensp logo General Mailing Address:
Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey
PO Box 420
Trenton, New Jersey 08625
For packages, express mail and visiting:
Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey
501 E. State Street, Building 5, 3rd Floor
Trenton, New Jersey 08609
(609) 984-6012
Foundation Homepage:
NJ Fish & Wildlife "Teacher's Page":