Restoring endangered and threatened species to a secure status in the wild is a key objective of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Endangered Species web site has information on threatened and endangered wildlife and plants and lists of threatened and endangered species by state.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the NOAA Fisheries Service (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service) Office of Protected Resources work together to protect species listed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. We implement programs and regulations for terrestrial and freshwater species, while NOAA Fisheries is charged with marine and anadromous species.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal Federal agency charged with protecting and enhacing the populations and habitat of more than 800 species of birds that spend all or part of their lives in the United States. Visit our migratory bird pages or get involved with International Migratory Bird Day. Or learn about duck stamps help ensure healthy waterfowl populations.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service invasive species page and Invasivespecies.gov, the gateway to Federal efforts concerning invasive species, describe how invasive species are a threat to our natural landscapes.
Concern about the decline of pollinators prompted the formation of the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC). NAPPC is a collaboration of people from over 100 government agencies, non-government organizations, educational institutions and businesses who are dedicated to pollinator conservation and education. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Coevolution Institute (the Administrator for NAPPC) to work together on these goals. The Service is a natural collaborator because our mission is to work with others to conserve, fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats.
|Fish and Wildlife Service Program Areas that Assess, Protect or Restore Pollinators and their Habitats:|
|Endangered Species||Environmental Contaminants|
|Federal Assistance Program||International Affairs|
|National Wildlife Refuge System||Partners for Fish and Wildlife - Farm Bill Activities|
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