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parrotfishWorking with other agencies to restore and preserve our natural resources.

The National Wildlife Refuge System is committed to building partnerships which encourage conservation and preservation of our natural and cultural resources. Partnerships with the Refuge System bring innovative approaches to solving land management and water disputes in the most environmentally protective manner. Scientifically-informed and technologically-based stewardship of our public lands, waters, wildlife and special places must be collaborative efforts between the Refuge System, other government agencies, and private organizations if conservation efforts are to succeed.

Management on Rose Atoll would not be possible without a few very important partnerships.

American Samoa Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources help by conducting bird surveys, habitat surveys, and algae surveys, controlling coconuts, and helped to remove the shipwreck. 

American Samoa Historic Preservation Office conducts archeological surveys.

U.S. Geological Survey performs surveys for insects and other arthropods and controlling introduced ants.

NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service tags turtles to monitor them via satellite, conducts coral surveys and fish surveys to monitor the health of the reef.

National Park Service also helps perform coral surveys, as well as monitors the hermit crabs. They also control coconuts and help preserve pisonia trees.  


Page Photo CreditsJames Maragos/USFWS
Last Updated: Feb 07, 2014
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