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Title of Listing:
|DOI United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)|
|Federal/National - Agencies|
|US Department of the Interior-DOI, All Listings|
The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is a bureau of the Department of the Interior (DOI). Its mission is to conserve, protect, and enhance fish and wildlife and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. Major responsibilities include: migratory birds, endangered species, certain marine mammals, freshwater and anadromous fish, the National Wildlife Refuge System, wetlands, conserving habitat, and environmental contaminants.
One of the major functions of the Fish and Wildlife Service is the identification and recovery of endangered species -- those that are in danger of extinction. The Service leads the federal effort to protect and restore animals and plants that are in danger of extinction both in the United States and worldwide.
USFWS personnel also assess the effects of contaminants on fish and wildlife. Field biologists assist other federal agencies in evaluating contaminant impacts to fish and wildlife resources in connection with the cleanup of abandoned, inactive, or hazardous waste sites; identify and correct contaminant situations affecting national wildlife refuges; and respond to spills of oil and hazardous substances to help minimize harm to fish and wildlife resources.
Endangered Species/ESA, Fisheries, Marine Biology, Wildlife
Wildlife, Fish, Endangered Species, Contaminants, Extinction
|Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)|
|1849 C Street, NW|
|Washington ||Public Affairs Office ||(202) 208-4131 |
|(202) 208-5634 |
|United States |