The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plays a key role in addressing the challenges identified in the Biden-Harris administration’s priorities.
Rebuilding the economy.
Several laws have provided us with funds to improve infrastructure on the public lands we manage. Our infrastructure portfolio drives local economic activity and supports every recreation and conservation activity that occurs on those lands.
Climate change presents a growing threat to America's fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats. We are focused on helping species adjust to the impacts of climate change, as well as moderating the effects of a changing climate using cutting-edge science.
Developing a wildlife conservation strategy for the 21st century.
The America the Beautiful initiative, with one of its goals to sustain the “wildlife upon which we all depend,” meshes well with our work as the only federal agency whose primary responsibility is the conservation and management of fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats,
Combating Wildlife Trafficking
Wildlife trafficking is an international crisis that involves the poaching, smuggling, and illegal trade of protected species. It is both a critical conservation concern and a threat to global security with significant effects on the national interests of the United States and our partners around the world. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the lead federal agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior for combating wildlife trafficking in the United States. Our staff works with federal, state, Tribal, and other partners, to help facilitate legal wildlife trade while protecting imperiled species and their habitats for future generations.
All Initiatives related to Director's Priorities
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