Conservation of rare birds and their habitats is an important focus of the NHESP.
Massachusetts is an important resource for coastal waterbirds.
Conservation of grassland birds is an important focus of the NHESP.
Several species of marshbirds are protected under MESA.
In Massachusetts, there are 427 native plant and animal species that are protected under the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act (M.G.L. c. 131A).
Many species have benefited from the Endangered Species Act and the work of the NHESP.