Pacific Region Highlights


Fish and Wildlife Officer Gabe Cruz, stationed at Guam National Wildlife Refuge, stands with Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor in Washington, D.C. Officer Cruz was recognized for his courage with the 2015 Valor Award on May 9, 2016. Photo courtesy: Tami Heilemann/DOI

Fish and Wildlife Officer Gabe Cruz, stationed at Guam National Wildlife Refuge, stands with Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor in Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy: Tami Heilemann/DOI

Fish and Wildlife Officer Gabriel T. Cruz Honored with 2015 DOI Valor Award


On May 9, 2016, Officer Cruz received the Department of the Interior Valor Award while in Washington D.C. The award was in recognition of his highly courageous actions, involving great personal risk, that resulted in the rescue of two individuals at Guam National Wildlife Refuge.


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Andre Raine from Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project removes a Hawaiian Petrel chick from burrow for translocation earlier this year. Photo by Mike McFarlin.

Andre Raine from Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project removes a Hawaiian Petrel chick from burrow for translocation earlier this year. Mike McFarlin

Local Staff, Partners Honored with 2015 Recovery Champions Awards


The Service has recognized eight individuals in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii for their exceptional efforts to conserve and protect the nation’s rarest fish, wildlife and plants by designating them 2015 Recovery Champions. The people honored are the Service's Paul Meyers for his leadership in the recovery efforts for the endangered Columbian white-tailed deer, and seven members of the Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project in Hawaii. 


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The State of North America's Birds 2016
The State of North America's Birds 2016 FWS Graphic

Partners Unite to Engage in Conservation of Birds and Habitat


Partners, including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, today released The State of North America’s Birds 2016, the first comprehensive report assessing the conservation status of all bird species that occur in Canada, the continental United States and Mexico. This report shows that more than one third of all North American bird species need urgent conservation action and calls for a renewed, continent-wide commitment to saving our shared birds and their habitats. It is a call to action to governments, private industry and the public to come together to support a beloved shared resource: our migratory birds.


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