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Agency Endangered Species Program
Hierarchy Department of the Interior. United States Fish and Wildlife Service.
Docs Journal; Reports; Miscellaneous Documents
URL http://endangered.fws.gov/
Notes The Fish and Wildlife Service, in the Department of the Interior, and the National Marine Fisheries Service, in the Department of Commerce, share responsibility for administration of the Endangered Species Act. Generally, the National Marine Fisheries deals with those species occurring in marine environments and anadromous fish, while the Fish and Wildlife Service is responsible for terrestrial and freshwater species and migratory birds. Additionally, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, in the Department of Agriculture, oversees importation and exportation of listed terrestrial plants.