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New Southeast Region Web Site Offers More Information on Fish and Wildlife


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 17, 2003

Contact:
Tom MacKenzie, USFWS Southeast Region 404-679-7291 or 678-296-6400 (cell)



WHO:

People interested in Wildlife, Habitat, the Environment, Law Enforcement, Hunting, Fishing, Wildlife Photography, Jobs, Contracts & much more.

WHAT:

Redesigned Web Site for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region covering ten Southeastern States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico & the U.S. Virgin Islands.

WHEN:

Now available on the web.

WHERE:

http://southeast.fws.gov

WHY:

Provides a wealth of interesting and useful information:
  • Get the latest wildlife news for the public and the media.
  • Download free wildlife photographs.
  • Find wonderful National Wildlife Refuges to visit to see America's wild places, take photographs, maybe hunt or fish.
  • Learn about jobs and contracting with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Download "How to" handouts on Native Plants for Wildlife, Bird and Bat House building and more in our "Fun Facts."
  • Sign up for Southeast News Releases via E-Mail.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal Federal agency responsible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The Service manages the 95-million-acre National Wildlife Refuge System which encompasses 542 national wildlife refuges, thousands of small wetlands and other special management areas. It also operates 69 national fish hatcheries, 64 fishery resource offices and 78 ecological services field stations. The agency enforces Federal wildlife laws, administers the Endangered Species Act, manages migratory bird populations, restores nationally significant fisheries, conserves and restores wildlife habitat such as wetlands, and helps foreign governments with their conservation efforts. It also oversees the Federal Aid program that distributes hundreds of millions of dollars in excise taxes on fishing and hunting equipment to state fish and wildlife agencies.

 


 


For more information about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, visit our home page at http://southeast.fws.gov/ or http://www.fws.gov/.



NOTE: You can view our releases or subscribe to receive them -- via e-mail -- at the Service's Southeast Regional home page at http://southeast.fws.gov. Our national home page is at: http://news.fws.gov/newsreleases/.

Atlanta, GA 30345
Phone: 404/679-7289 Fax: 404/679-7286


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