Pacific Region Highlights

Endangered Species Art Contest Winner for 2016
Endangered Species Art Contest Winner for 2016 FWS Graphic

Endangered Species Day - the third Friday in May!

Celebrating 'Endangered Species Day' we recognize the national conservation efforts that protect our nation's endangered species and their habitats.  This day is an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about the importance of protecting endangered and threatened species and the everyday actions they can take to help protect them.  

Endangered Species Day

Learn about Endangered Species in the Pacific

Coconut Crab - one of the many species being protected at CNMI
Coconut Crab - one of the many species being protected at CNMI FWS Image

Wildlife Action Plans - Protecting Species with the Greatest Conservation Need

The coconut crab, the largest terrestrial arthropod on earth, makes it's home on the sandy beaches of the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). Our partners at the CNMI Department of Natural Resources, are protecting species like coconut crabs, native snails and imperiled island songbirds.  The 2015 approved Wildlife Action Plans identify each state's species of greatest conservation need and their related habitats.  

Why do we need Wildlife Action Plans?






great blue heron

The great blue heron is a common sight on waterways throughout the Pacific Northwest. This graceful bird is also Seattle's official city bird. Photo by George Gentry/USFWS George Gentry/USFWS

A Win For People and Birds: Seattle Becomes 28th Urban Bird Treaty City

Seattle joins 27 other cities around the country as an Urban Bird Treaty city. These cities partner with the Service to conserve migratory birds through education, hazard reductions, citizen science, and conservation actions. Seattle makes an important Pacific Flyway connection as it joins San Francisco, Portland, and Anchorage in a network of stopover points for migrating birds between South America and the Arctic. 

News Release

What is an Urban Bird Treaty city?

Urban Bird Treaty website

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