Pacific Region Highlights


Group of children looking for birds across a field at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.

Birdwatching at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. USFWS

Celebrate Your Public Lands During National Wildlife Refuge Week: October 14-20


Celebrate the great outdoors during National Wildlife Refuge Week, October 14-20, 2018. Abounding with wildlife from tiny warblers to half-ton bison, the National Wildlife Refuge System, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, encompasses the natural heritage of America.


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Carter Mountain Balsamroot
Carter Mountain Balsamroot Justin Haug/WDFW

New Guide on Recommended Practices for Landscape Conservation Design


The new guide, "Recommended Practices for Landscape Conservation Design," serves as a reference for those seeking to implement broad-scale, multi-species conservation; collaborate and share data across regions and states; and incorporate human dimensions into the landscape. The guide highlights the Arid Lands Initiative project led by The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and partners in Eastern Oregon and Washington, and Idaho.


Read more about the guide and The Service's work in landscape conservation


Liliani and James Muti have been sentenced for conspiracy to traffic and illegally sell bone carvings and jewelry made from protected whales, sea turtles, and other wildlife.

Liliani and James Muti have been sentenced for conspiracy to traffic and illegally sell bone carvings and jewelry made from protected whales, sea turtles, and other wildlife. USFWS

Hawaii Couple Sentenced in Wildlife Smuggling Operation


Liliani and James Muti have been sentenced for conspiracy to traffic and illegally sell bone carvings and jewelry made from protected whales, sea turtles, and other wildlife. The sentencing was the culmination of a two-year joint undercover investigation by NOAA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. A search warrant resulted in the seizure of more than 2,000 bone carvings, a sea turtle shell, and a walrus skull. It is the largest seizure of whalebone in Hawaii history.


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