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You can make an impact! Don't wait until Giving Tuesday to let us know you care.
  • Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
  • MassWildlife's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is the international day that celebrates generosity. It signifies the beginning of the charitable season as people, just like you, focus on the holidays and how they can give back to their communities. Giving Tuesday occurs annually on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, this year it falls on December 1.

You can get into the spirit of the season by supporting wildlife and nature in Massachusetts!

MassWildlife's Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program needs your help on Giving Tuesday and throughout the year. NHESP 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. This important work is funded by grants and donations from supporters like you. Show your support by making a donation that is meaningful to you or reporting rare species sightings.

MassWildlife is grateful for your passion for wildlife and nature. Thank you for making a difference and inspiring others to do the same.

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.

Order special edition of Massachusetts Wildlife

MassWildlife recently released a special edition of Massachusetts Wildlife magazine devoted entirely to endangered species conservation. Articles and images showcase a variety of rare plants and animals and the conservation work that MassWildlife staff and partners are conducting to protect these species and habitats.

You can support NHESP on Giving Tuesday by: 

  • Signing up for a 1-year subscription (4 issues for $6) or a 2-year subscription (8 issues for $10). You can sign up for a subscription online or by mail. Get instructions here. 

  • Ordering the special issue (1 issue for $3). If ordering a single issue, send order requests to: Magazine Subscription, Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA 01581. Please include: the name and mailing address of the subscriber, the special issue you are requesting, and a check payable to "Massachusetts Wildlife Magazine." (You will be billed if a check does not accompany your request.)

Thank you for your support

Without your support, we would not be able to continue 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. Thank you. 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.