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Wildlife Section

  Lina’la’ Machålek 

Wildlife – Lina’la’ Machålek 

Guam Division of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources (GDAWR) is the equivalent of a State Fish & Game Agency. Specifically, GDAWR’s Wildlife Section receives yearly appropriations from Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration to monitor and manage game populations, and competes for Endangered Species Section 6 funding. Congressional appropriations to the State Wildlife Grant have been $140K to $190K in the last three years. The GDAWR Brown Treesnake (BTS) Control Project received funding from the Department of Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs and US Fish & Wildlife.

These funds support the Wildlife Section’s mission to “manage Guam’s wildlife resources for the benefit of present and future generations” and the vision “to recover endangered animal and plant species, manage sustainable populations of games species, and promote public awareness of natural resources”.