This is a 30-second mp3 audio clip of a whale "blowing." What do we mean when we say a whale "blows?" While a whale is holding its breath, air is compressed in its chest. Upon reaching the surface, the air is exhaled through the whale's blowholes....
Seventy-five years of successful
wildlife management is the
remarkable legacy of the
Restoration Act, and the cause
of our 75th celebration. Along
with the Dingell-Johnson Sport
Fish Restoration Act, it is the
Conservation banks are permanently protected lands that contain natural resource values. These lands are conserved and permanently managed
for species that are endangered, threatened, candidates for listing, or are otherwise species-at-risk....
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and its State, Federal, and Tribal government partners are entrusted by law with conserving, protecting, and enhancing fish and wildlife and their habitats for the American people. Together, we work with...
Recovery is the process that stops the
decline of an endangered or threatened
species by removing or reducing
threats. Recovery ensures the longterm
survival of the species in the wild.
At that point, the species is recovered,
and protection of the...
Fishes; Fisheries management; Fish hatcheries; Species of concern; Conservation; Management;
The purpose of this document is to propose a framework for the development of these partnerships and to define the Service's
role in the management and conservation of the Nation's paddlefish and sturgeon resources.
This report on the National Wildlife Refuge System is the culmination
of a year-long process involving teams of Service employees who
examined the System within the framework of Wildlife and Habitat,
People, and Leadership. The report was the focus...
The Cooperator Science Series was initiated in 2013. Its purpose is to facilitate the archiving and retrieval of research project
reports resulting primarily from investigations supported by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), particularly...