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State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

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New Jersey provides habitat for an incredible number and diversity of wildlife species despite being the most densely populated state in the nation, and the fifth smallest in area.  Management of both game and nongame species includes the common goals of protecting and managing habitats and wildlife populations. Wildlife management in the state is not without challenges.  Even with the threat of habitat loss confronting many species, habitat protection and management efforts have allowed wildlife to flourish; aiding in the population recovery and growth of numerous species.   Habitat protection and management also provides economic and recreational benefits to the people of the state.

The links below will direct you to the current trends and status of a number of State-managed species.  The population trends reported in these chapters can be compared with assumed or implied goals, such as a stable or increasing population of a wildlife species. For example, in the chapter “Wildlife Populations: Bald Eagle,” the recently increasing population of these birds can be considered a positive development, despite the lack of a formal goal of a specific number of breeding pairs of these birds.

arrow Wildlife Populations: Bald Eagle
March 2016
arrow Wildlife Populations: Canada Goose
arrow Wildlife Populations: Colonial-nesting Waterbirds
March 2016
arrow Wildlife Populations: Horseshoe Crab
March 2016
arrow Wildlife Populations: Marine Fisheries August 2017
arrow Wildlife Populations: Ospreys
March 2016
arrow Wildlife Populations: Peregrine Falcon
arrow Wildlife Populations: Red Knot
March 2016
arrow Wildlife Populations: White-tailed Deer
arrow Wildlife Populations: Wood Duck
March 2016

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