Rare & Endangered Species

Is it possible there could be no black ducks, bay scallops or box turtles left on the East End in less than a decade? Sadly, yes.

The Group recently learned there are 185 species in New York State that will be locally extinct in ten years, unless urgent conservation action is taken. Most of them are on eastern Long Island. How did this happen?

  • Overdevelopment
  • Loss of habitat
  • Lack of government funding
  • Little or no media coverage
  • Uninformed public

See the list of New York State Species of Greatest Conservation Need published by the Department of Environmental Conservation.

The Group is committed to saving endangered species in our area. We protect and restore the places where wildlife live and breed and we educate the public about their plight.


Protecting Beach-Nesting Bird Sites

Restoring Habitats for Wildlife

Success of the Osprey