Foreign Language Translation now Available on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Web Site
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Visitors to the Service’s homepage (http://www.fws.gov) and in the Southeast (http://www.fws.gov/southeast), may view Service Web pages in the language of their choice, by clicking on the French, Spanish or Chinese flag. A disclaimer will appear explaining that the English version of the Web content is the official version and that machine translations can be imprecise. The next click will provide a translated version of the Service’s home page. From there readers can click on any page they want translated. It is important to note that certain types of Web pages, such as pdf files and graphics, will not translate. The Service is creating a dictionary of terms that will assist in correct translation of technical words specific to the Service’s work.
The Service is asking internet visitors to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you see a translation that is incorrect or inappropriate so it can be corrected.
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 545 national wildlife refuges, thousands of small
wetlands and other special management areas. It also operates 69 national
fish hatcheries, 64 fishery resources offices and 81 ecological services
field stations. The agency enforces federal wildlife laws, administers
Endangered Species Act, manages migratory bird populations, restores
nationally significant fisheries, conserves and restores wildlife habitat
such as wetlands, and helps foreign and Native American tribal governments
with their conservation efforts. It also oversees the
Federal Assistance program, which distributes hundreds of millions of
dollars in excise taxes on fishing and hunting equipment to state fish
For more information about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, visit our home page at http://www.fws.gov/southeast 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://www.fws.gov/southeast. Our national home page is at: http://www.fws.gov/news/newsreleases/, Atlanta, GA 30345, phone: 404/679-7289 Fax: 404/679-7286