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About Us: Where we work

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The mission of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife is working with others, to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

  • Protecting species and their habitats for future generations. 

    The Pacific Islands are one of earth’s major biodiversity hotspots. Biodiversity hotspots refer to regions that hold especially high numbers of unique species and are some of earth’s most threatened ecosystems. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Islands Office, works to conserve these unique species and the ecosystems upon which they depend.

    To meet this goal, we can collaborate and form partnerships in the Hawaiian Islands, Mariana Islands, and American Samoa. Because much of the land in our Region is privately owned, the success of our work depends on the formation of lasting, positive, collaborations and partnerships within the communities we serve. Our job, as stewards of the island ecosystems-upon which we too depend, is to protect and preserve the unique species and habitats within them.

    Office Locations

    Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office has offices in Honolulu, Hawaii and Hagatna Guam as well as staff stationed on Kauai, Hawaii Island, and Saipan in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.  

    Geographic Area

    Our area of responsibility includes the state of Hawaii, the Territory of Guam, the Territory of American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the islands located within Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, Rose Atoll Marine National Monument, and the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.

    Our office also coordinates with partners on conservation projects in many insulars areas across the Pacific including the Republic of Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, and Republic of Marshall Islands.

    The National Wildlife Refuge System and Marine National Monuments

    In addition to Ecological Services Program, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service also manages the National Wildlife Refuge System - a national network of lands and waters set aside for the conservation, management and, where appropriate, restoration of the fish, wildlife and plant resources and their habitats. For information on individual National Wildlife Refuges in the Pacific Islands please contact those sites directly.

    Find a National Wildlife Refuge in Hawai’i
    Learn about the Marine National Monuments

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