Pacific Region Highlights


An Oregon chub swims at Finley National Wildlife Refuge in Corvallis, Oregon.

An Oregon chub swims at Finley National Wildlife Refuge in Corvallis, Oregon. Photo by Rick Swart, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Endangered Species Act Scores Another Success as Oregon Chub Becomes First Fish Delisted Due to Recovery


The Oregon chub may be a small fish, but it made huge waves today as it became the first fish ever removed from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Animals due to recovery. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made the historic announcement today at an event at the William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge in Corvallis, Oregon, attended by Rep. Peter DeFazio of Oregon, Curt Melcher, director of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and representatives of many other partners groups that were central to recovery of the chub.


News Release


Monarch Butterfly on New England Aster

"We can save the monarch butterfly in North America, but only if we act quickly and together. ... Together we can create oases for monarchs in communities across the country." - Dan Ashe, USFWS Director Photo by Rick L Hansen

Service, Partners Launch Major Campaign to Save Monarch Butterfly


The Service has launched a major new campaign aimed at saving the declining monarch butterfly. The Service signed a cooperative agreement with the National Wildlife Federation, announced a major new funding initiative with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and pledged an additional $2 million in immediate funding for on-the-ground conservation projects around the country. 


Save the Monarch website

News release

Migration map


Image of a Pacific Walrus by semifinalist Elizabeth Lee, age 9
Image of a Pacific Walrus by semifinalist Elizabeth Lee, age 9 Joel Garlich-Miller USFWS

Youth Invited to Participate in Endangered Species Art Contest!


Youth across the nation are invited to put their creative skills to work for wildlife in the 2015 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest, an integral part of the 10th annual national Endangered Species Day celebration. Contest encourages children in grades K-12 to learn about the plight of endangered wildlife around the globe and the importance of conservation.  This national contest encourages kids to express their knowledge and support for conservation efforts through their artistic and creative talents.


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Celebrate Endangered Species Day


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