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About Us - Who We Are

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The mission of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife is working with others, to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

  • Protecting species and their habitats for future generations.

    The Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office conserves native (and/or functional) biodiversity and helps restore the ecological integrity of Pacific Islands ecosystems for the benefit of present and future generations through leadership, science-based resource management, collaborative partnerships, effective operations and responsible administration. 

    The species we protect, and the ecosystems that they form, are unique and irreplaceable treasures with special significance to native Hawaiian and Pacific Island cultures. Pacific Island cultures are inseparable from the native species and ecosystems that have sustained and shaped every aspect of their culture. Healthy ecosystems and sustainable populations of native plants and animals are vitally important to the people, cultures, and economies of the Pacific – they provide food, inspiration, jobs, and help make each island society unique and special. 

    Our Values

    We value service, respect, leadership, scientific excellence, biological diversity, integrity, accountability, and lasting results.  We value the cultural diversity and traditions found across the Pacific Islands and work to integrate these traditions into our conservation outcomes. 

    Service. We serve the American people. 

    Respect. We value the people we work with and treat each other, our partners, and the public with professionalism and respect. 

    Leadership. We inspire leadership, creativity, and innovation in conservation, our workplace, and the communities we serve. 

    Scientific Excellence. Science informs our decisions and shapes our conservation actions. 

    Biological Diversity. Native (and/or functional) biodiversity is essential to the long term health and welfare of society and the natural world on which we depend. 

    Integrity and Accountability. We are accountable to each other, our mission and vision, our agency, and the American people. 

    Lasting Results. Our conservation actions make a difference. 

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