“Species in the Spotlight: Survive to Thrive” is a concerted agency - wide effort to spotlight and save eight species that are highly at risk.
"2016 National Recovery Review"
Welcome to the Office of Protected Resources
The Office of Protected Resources (OPR) is a headquarters program office of NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries Service, or NMFS), under the U.S. Department of Commerce, with responsibility for protecting marine mammals and endangered/threatened marine life.
NOAA's Office of Protected Resources works to conserve, protect, and recover species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) in conjunction with our Regional Offices, Science Centers, and various partners.