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Don't wait until Giving Tuesday to let us know you care!
  • Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
  • MassWildlife's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program
Piping plover chick with brooding adult

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is the international day of giving on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. It signifies the beginning of the charitable season as people focus on the holidays and how they can give back to their communities. This year, Giving Tuesday falls on December 3.

Get into the spirit of the season by supporting MassWildlife's Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program on Giving Tuesday and throughout the year! The Program works to conserve species protected by the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act. This happens through field surveys and research, regulations, habitat management, land protection, and education. The entire Program’s work is funded by grants and donations from supporters like you. Show your support by donating or reporting rare species. 

Donate for conservation

All money donated to MassWildlife's Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program goes towards conserving the rare animals and plants that call Massachusetts home. Your donation goes toward equipment and services needed to give these species a fighting chance.

There are a few ways you can donate:

  • Online with a credit card or electronic check*
  • Through your MassFishHunt account
  • By check made payable to "Comm. of MA—NHESP" and mailed to:
    1 Rabbit Hill Road
    Westborough, MA 01581
*You will be redirected to our payment portal with nCourt, LLC.

Report rare species

If you have information on the location of a rare species or vernal pool and would like to help NHESP keep its database current, submit your observations through Vernal Pool and Rare Species (VPRS) Information System.

Thank you for your support

Without your support, we would not be able to continue our conservation work for the animals and plants—like the bald eagle, northern red-bellied cooter, and showy lady’s-slipper orchid—that need our help. You can learn more about our work here:

Division of Fisheries and Wildlife 

MassWildlife is responsible for the conservation of freshwater fish and wildlife in the Commonwealth, including endangered plants and animals. MassWildlife restores, protects, and manages land for wildlife to thrive and for people to enjoy.

MassWildlife's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program 

The Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program is responsible for the conservation and protection of hundreds of species that are not hunted, fished, trapped, or commercially harvested in the state, as well as the protection of the natural communities that make up their habitats.