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|Why We Do It|
Conservation of wildlife is a global responsibility, with the survival of wildlife species largely dependent on habitats extending beyond political boundaries.
The Service conserves wildlife and their habitats under the authority of U.S. wildlife laws, and international treaties and agreements including:
The Service is recognized as a worldwide leader in wildlife management and conservation. Its expertise in refuges, fisheries, endangered species management, enforcement and technology puts the Service in a unique position to influence and shape the outcome of wildlife conservation in other countries.
Through the International Affairs Program, the Service implements wildlife conservation by working with private citizens, local communities, state and federal agencies, foreign governments, and U.S. and international non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) to promote a coordinated domestic and international strategy to protect, restore, and enhance the world’s diverse wildlife and their habitats, with a focus on species of international concern.