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.

Tackling climate change climate change
Climate change includes both global warming driven by human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases and the resulting large-scale shifts in weather patterns. Though there have been previous periods of climatic change, since the mid-20th century humans have had an unprecedented impact on Earth's climate system and caused change on a global scale.

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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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