The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s works with partners worldwide to conserve fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats, and maintain the integrity of ecological processes beyond our borders, for present and future generations.

Since 1989, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has provided more than 3,500 grants for international conservation totaling more than $180 million. We have worked with nearly 900 partners in developing countries, who have contributed more than $290 million in matching support for grant projects, more than doubling the impact of our funding.

Wildlife, fish, and plants do not recognize national boundaries.

We work with people to conserve nature.

Conservation of wildlife is a global responsibility, with the survival of species largely dependent on habitats extending beyond national boundaries. With human populations growing – and corresponding increases in development, pollution and consumption of natural resources – the need for international collaboration has never been greater.

Some of the world’s most treasured and exotic animals are dangerously close to extinction. Destruction of natural habitat, illegal poaching, and pet-trade smuggling in parts of Africa, Asia and Latin America are devastating populations of tigers, great apes, elephants, marine turtles and many other cherished species.

If we want to save these species from extinction, we have to work across borders. Through our conservation programs, we are doing just that: helping local people to value and protect the world’s most treasured wildlife and habitats.

Species Programs: We help to conserve some of the world’s most iconic and endangered animals in the habitats that they and other species depend on.

Regional Programs: We build capacity throughout these regions, designing signature initiatives, which bring together key stakeholder groups to solve conservation problems.