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ON THE WEB.

To learn more about Alaska and efforts to conserve, protect and enhance Arctic fish, wildlife and plants, start with a visit to these web sites:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Region http://www.r7.fws.gov

This site is your gateway to Service programs in Alaska. Supporting pages include information about conservation for endangered species, fisheries, marine mammals, migratory birds, and other efforts to protect Alaska's wilderness. You can also learn about, and link to, a wide variety of international programs through which the Service is working with other Arctic nations to strengthen conservation of Arctic species.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Canada/U.S. Framework for Cooperation between DOI and Canada http://www.fws.gov/r9endspp/canada/canada.htm From this site, you can view or print the signed April 1997 accord initiating this joint effort. Also available is the "Questions & Answers" related to the signed framework, and two species examples of the benefits of cooperation (the piping plover and the whooping crane). You can also link to the Canadian Wildlife Service's endangered species web page at http:// www.cws-scf.ec.gc.ca/es/endan_e.html.

Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) http://www.grida.no/caff/

Under the Arctic Council, CAFF focuses on a range of Arctic environmental issues such as biodiversity, habitat protection, and species conservation within an ecosystem approach. CAFF is also working with indigenous peoples to integrate their knowledge into Arctic environmental conservation.

Alaska Public Lands Information Center (APLIC) http://www.nps.gov/aplic/center/index.html

Through this web site, APLIC offers a wealth of information for planning a visit to Alaska's State and Federal public lands. APLIC is a central point of contact for information on lands managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Division of Tourism, Alaska Department of Natural Resources, and Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
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Title Annotation:Alaska conservation information
Publication:Endangered Species Bulletin
Geographic Code:1U9AK
Date:Mar 1, 1999
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