United States Fish and Wildlife Service

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The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is a federal government agency within the United States Department of the Interior dedicated to the management of fish, wildlife, and habitats.

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Mission

Working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.


Objectives

1. Assist in the development and application of an environmental stewardship ethic for our society, based on ecological principles, scientific knowledge of fish and wildlife, and a sense of moral responsibility.

2. Guide the conservation, development, and management of the Nation's fish and wildlife resources.

3. Administer a national program to provide the public opportunities to understand, appreciate, and wisely use fish and wildlife resources.


Functions

Enforce federal wildlife laws,

Protect endangered species,

Manage migratory birds,

Restore nationally significant fisheries,

Conserve and restore wildlife habitat such as wetlands,

Help foreign governments with their international conservation efforts, and

Distribute hundreds of millions of dollars, through our Wildlife Sport Fish and Restoration program, in excise taxes on fishing and hunting equipment to State fish and wildlife agencies.


Website

http://www.fws.gov/index.html



References

Wikipedia - US Fish and Wildlife Service

FWS - About

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