Pacific Region Highlights

Shark Week
Shark Week USFWS

Welcome to Shark Week July 22 - 28

Few species promote a response as emotional, and occasionally irrational, as the shark. As an apex predator, shark species have a history predating dinosaurs and a diverse, intense following rooted in the cultural, scientific, and media worlds. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is committed to working with others to provide suitable habitat and protection to ensure this species is around for the continuing benefit of the American public.

5 Ways to take action during Shark Week

Sharks - the wonder of the seas

Discover Sharks from the Discovery Channel

South Selkirk Caribou
South Selkirk Caribou with permission from Leo DeGroot

Working with a Bi-National Coalition to Save the 'Gray Ghost'

Did you know that biologists conducting the 2018 annual caribou count this past March reported that the South Selkirk sub-population is down to just three individuals from the 11 animals reported in 2017?  Forest fragmentation, human disturbance, and increased predation are critical pieces of information in understanding the conservation puzzle affecting this sub-species. Learn more about how the Service and our partners are conducting essential research to protect this woodland caribou species and the South Selkirk herd.

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Caribou Fact Sheet

A long-horned bee on a sunflower
A long-horned bee on a sunflower Photo courtesy of Katja Schulz/Creative Commons.

During National Pollinator Week We Celebrate Life Sweetened by Nature

Pollinators are a vital part of nature. They also provide a vital service to farmers.  During National Pollinator Week" and throughout the entire year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recognizes the economic value of native pollinators in the U.S., which is estimated at $3 billion a year. We also recognize that they do this for FREE! Scientists are increasingly discovering how native pollinators can contribute to crop pollination.

Meet some favorite summer foods and their pollinators.

Learn how you can save the monarch

Find out all there is to know about Pollinator Week

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