The Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) works with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. Our major responsibilities are to protect and conserve migratory birds, threatened and endangered species, and certain marine mammals and fish. FWS partners with farmers and ranchers, State and local governments, Federal agencies, Tribes, citizen volunteers, corporations, and conservation groups to accomplish its mission. Our National Wildlife Refuge System is among the world's most significant land and water systems managers for the benefit of fish, wildlife, and plants and encompasses more than 96 million acres and 78,000 square miles of waters. Our Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Conservation program helps safeguard fisheries worth billions of dollars, conserves at-risk species, and provides recreational opportunities. FWS' role in administering the Endangered Species Act enables us to accomplish conservation actions with the goal of recovering threatened and endangered species; and through our role in migratory bird management, we promote the long-term conservation of migratory bird populations while providing opportunities for the public to study, use, and enjoy migratory birds. FWS employs world-class scientists and other professionals who are also addressing climate change, the greatest environmental and conservation challenge of the 21st Century; as well as facilitating renewable energy development. You can find additional information specific to our Bureau at WWW.FWS.GOV
As a member of the Fish and Wildlife Service Directorate, the Regional Director - Atlanta, Georgia, participates in decisions on national fish and wildlife conservation goals and objectives, budget priorities and funding levels, and organization and staffing patterns and is responsible for implementation of Service programs, policies, and procedures to effectively carry out the Service's mission within the Southeast Region and adjacent coastal areas subject to Service jurisdiction. The Regional Director - Atlanta, Georgia, directs a staff of approximately 1,300 employees located in the regional office, national wildlife refuges totaling 4 million acres, national fish hatcheries, fishery assistance offices, and ecological services field offices dispersed throughout 10 states in the Southeast and the Caribbean Islands. The Regional Director - Atlanta, Georgia, is also responsible for the coordination and cooperation with foreign national counterparts in matters of policy, program implementation, and general regional fish and wildlife activities.
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