Pacific Region Highlights


Great frigate birds forage in the waters and nest on the islands and atolls of Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. B. Flint/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Great frigate birds forage in the waters and nest on the islands and atolls of Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. Photo credit: B. Flint/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service B. Flint/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

President Obama Expands Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument


President Obama has protected vital marine habitat in the Pacific Ocean by expanding the existing Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, the White House announced today. The expanded Monument protects nearly 490,000 square miles around the islands and atolls, which are also protected as national wildlife refuges.


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2014 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest Winner.

2014 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest Winner. Jennifer Miller

Ruddy Duck Image Selected as Winner of 2014 Federal Duck Stamp Contest


Jennifer Miller, an artist from Olean, N.Y., is the winner of the 2014 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest. Miller’s acrylic painting of a pair of ruddy ducks will be made into the 2015-2016 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, or Duck Stamp, which goes on sale in late June 2015. Of 186 entries in this year’s competition, 17 entries made it to the final round of judging today.Eligible species for this year’s Federal Duck Stamp Contest were the brant, Canada goose, northern shoveler, red-breasted merganser and ruddy duck.


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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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