From the celebrated—birds, bears, and butterflies—to the obscure—mosses, mussels, and minnows—NatureServe knows where they are found, why they are threatened, and what they need to survive. We believe this invaluable information should be freely available to the public, however, as a nonprofit NatureServe relies on donations from those who champion biodiversity to do so.
Starting this Fall, you can become a biodiversity champion and adopt a native plant or animal! In addition to being recognized on your chosen species' page on NatureServe Explorer, you will be supporting the expert staff at NatureServe who maintain and update those pages. NatureServe Explorer is a priceless resource for conservation professionals, researchers, industry partners, government agencies, and citizen scientists alike—please help us provide the best information possible!
These are the most secure (G5) species in our nation. They are currently at very low risk of extinction globally due to a very extensive range, abundant populations or occurrences, and little to no concern from declines or threats. When you adopt a G5 species your name will be recognized on its NatureServe Explorer page for one year.
These species are apparently secure (G4), with a fairly low risk of extinction globally due to an extensive range and/or many populations or occurrences, but with possible cause for some concern as a result of local recent declines, threats, or other factors. When you adopt a G4 species you gain recognition on its NatureServe Explorer page for one year with:
A sentence about why you chose to sponsor this species
G3 species are globally vulnerable, with a moderate risk of extinction due to a fairly restricted range, relatively few populations or occurrences, recent and widespread declines, threats, or other factors.
In addition to all the benefits listed above, when you adopt a G3 species NatureServe will:
Create and distribute a "Species Spotlight", detailing interesting facts about your species
Give you a shoutout on our social media pages thanking you for your support
These are the most critically imperiled (G1) species in our nation and in the world. They are at a very high risk of extinction due to a very restricted range, very few populations or occurrences, very steep declines, very severe threats, or other factors.
In addition to all the benefits listed above, when you adopt a G1 species you will recieve:
A personal email from the NatureServe Network expert on the species