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Wildlife Diversity

Established in 1981, the Wildlife Department’s Wildlife Diversity Program focuses on rare, declining, and threatened species of wildlife as well as those common species not hunted or fished. More than 800 species have been documented in Oklahoma, of which nearly 90% are considered nongame species.

To help conserve our wildlife and maintain Oklahoma’s rich biological heritage for present and future generations, the Wildlife Diversity Program has developed the “Oklahoma Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy.” This guiding document is used to prioritize conservation issues and actions as well as fund research and surveys on species considered to be of greatest conservation need.

Get involved with the Wildlife Diversity Program by sharing your nature sightings, participating in watchable wildlife events, and subscribing to “The Wild Side,” our monthly e-newsletter. You can also support wildlife by purchasing a Wildlife Conservation Plate for your vehicle or making a tax-deductible donation.