Pacific Region Highlights


Join the Ivory Crush Challenge

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The Ivory Crush Challenge


In November 2013, the Fish and Wildlife Service crushed six tons of seized elephant ivory confiscated over the past 25 years. The 'crush' kicked off our efforts to raise awareness of the illegal wildlife trade and to reduce the demand for illegal ivory.  We are asking for help in turning the crushed ivory into a work of art that will create a compelling, thought provoking and educational display that will increase awareness about our fight against illegal wildlife trade.


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Nene and goslings

Nene and goslings Photo Credit: USFWS

Service Awards $35 Million for Conservation of Endangered Species


The Service’s Pacific Region has awarded more than $7 million for projects in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii. These grants are essential in helping advance collaborative conservation with our State partners while improving the health of the land and water that supports protected species. In Hawaii, nearly $1.2 million will go towards the Pupukea Mauka Watershed and Habitat Protection Project in Honolulu County. 


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Elicker speaking at the delisting of the Oregon chub.
Elicker speaking at the delisting of the Oregon chub. Photo Credit: USFWS

Pacific Region Selects New Fisheries Program Leader


Roy Elicker, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Director, will move from state to Federal leadership this fall to be the Assistant Regional Director for Fishery Resources in the Pacific Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  

Elicker will lead the daily operation of the Federal fisheries program in the Pacific Northwest, the largest Federal program of its type in the nation. He assumes this new position on October 12.


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