Protection Status

Endangered »

Endangered Species Act

Almost all populations of black-footed ferrets except those listed as non-essential experimental populations are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act, meaning they are in danger of extinction within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range.

Endangered »

IUCN Red List

The black-footed ferret is listed as endangered, meaning it is considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

Appendix I »


The black-footed ferret is listed under CITES Appendix I.