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Endangered Species

As part of the Edisto, Salkehatchie, and Savannah River Watersheds, the Lowcountry region is proud of the wealth of plant and animal diversity in the area. Listed in the table below are the species commonly found within the area and their federal status, state status, and State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP) priority. There is a total of 307 occurrences of endangered plant and animal species throughout the region (137 individual occurrences in Beaufort County, 146 in Colleton County, 133 in Hampton County, and 202 in Jasper County).

Data Notes
Definition Endangered Species:  Any species which is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range.

Threatened Species:  Any species which is likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range.

State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP):  Developed for conserving wildlife and habitat before they become too rare or costly to restore. Factors included rarity, threats, lack of management funding, and lack of data.
Data Source S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), Endangered Species Inventory
Last Updated May 2024