The Guiding Principles of the NJ Wildlife Action Plan are:
The Guiding Principles provide broad direction for the plan. Conserving our at-risk native imperiled species and their habitats is the foundation of the plan. As directed by Congress, the intent of the State Wildlife Action Plan is to identify species that may become threatened or endangered and to take proactive measures to address the threats that are degrading the habitats or directly affecting the species.
- To conserve New Jersey's native at-risk species and their habitats and keep common species common.
- To recognize our role regionally in conserving species and habitats.
- To encourage partnerships for wildlife conservation.
Keeping common species common is an effort to ensure that populations of species currently considered abundant or secure do not decline, thereby necessitating state or federal listing as Threatened or Endangered.
New Jersey plays an important role regionally in conserving species and habitats. Many of the state's species are found at their range boundaries (New Jersey is the southern extent for several northern species, and is the northern extent for several southern species). New Jersey provides core habitats for several species presently at-risk regionally.
We must have strong partnerships to address the threats to New Jersey's wildlife. Only with the support of a broad coalition of agencies at all levels of government, conservation organizations, and the public can we be effective; the resource needs are too great to be addressed by any single entity.
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