Supporting Conservation and Building Resilience
When he visited Midway in September of 2016, President Obama cut to the chase on the issues that face the atoll. “It is critically important,” he said, “for us to examine the effects that climate change are taking here in the Pacific Ocean, the world’s largest body of water.”
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is doing just that. We are building partnerships and gathering information to learn how climate change works here and across the Pacific Islands. We’re working to safeguard and build the resilience of the unique natural resources of this vulnerable area.
Go to this link to find out about our partner, Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative
This washed-over area on Midway’s Sand Island was the result of the tsunami in 2012. Spit Island was indundated,, and Eastern, and Sand Island were 60% and 20% washed over, respectively.
Laysan albatross on Midway Atoll. credit: Pete Leary/USFWS
Hawaiin monk seal and pup on Midway Atoll credit: John Klavitter/USFWS
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