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Partnerships

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Working with others restores and preserves our natural resources.

Goat Fish in Patch Reef Lagoon Photo by: JE Maragos 


Management on Rose Atoll would not be possible without the help of:

 American Samoa Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources to conduct bird, habitat and algae surveys, control coconuts, and help to remove shipwrecks. 

American Samoa Historic Preservation Office to conduct archaeological surveys.

U.S. Geological Survey to perform surveys for insects and control introduced ants.

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

National Park Service to help perform coral surveys. monitor the hermit crabs, control coconuts and help preserve pisonia trees. 

American Samoa Community College to conduct surveys of ants and other arthropods.

American Samoa Department of Commerce and the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources and the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa to be co-members of the Intergovernmental Committee (ICG).

The National Wildlife Refuge System is committed to building partnership which encourage conservation and preservation of our natural and cultural resources.  Scientifically-informed and technologically-based stewardship of our public lands, waters, wildlife and special places must be collaborative efforts if conservation efforts are to succeed.

Page Photo CreditsJames Maragos/USFWS
Last Updated: Jun 09, 2015
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