Most species cross national boundaries, some even span continents.  With forests, savannahs, and other habitats being cleared or exploited at a rapid pace, the need to work internationally to address the root causes of conservation problems has never been greater. 

Through the conservation programs we are building capacity throughout these regions by designing signature initiatives.  Our signature initiatives work with key stakeholder groups to foster collaborative development of innovative solutions to shared conservation issues.


Human population growth, illegal hunting, the conversion of forests for agriculture and livestock, and extensive deforestation are some of the threats facing Africa’s iconic species. The Africa Program is working to address these threats through improved law enforcement and monitoring, community outreach and awareness, and engagement of logging concessions and other stakeholders for the conservation of wildlife across Africa.






The Service has had an ongoing dialogue with wildlife managers in China since 1986, exchanging ideas to address wildlife trade issues and wetlands, river, and floodplain management. The Service also provides grants for Asian elephant, tiger, and gibbon conservation throughout the region.

Since 1972, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has cooperated with Russia to conserve shared wildlife and their habitats. This program supports technical and scientific exchanges, inter-governmental relations, and conservation in Russia’s nature reserves and national parks.

Western Hemisphere

For the past 30 years, this program has provided critical support to conserve and manage biodiversity in one of the most ecologically important regions on Earth. The program emphasizes training for future conservation professionals, enhancing conservation values, and developing regional conservation networks.