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See USGS international projects, tasks, subtasks, and traveling personnel  in a geospatial display. IABS draws from BASIS+ Footprinter, DI-1175 Foreign Travel forms, and agreements databases.

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U.S. Geological Survey Office of International Programs

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Office of International Affairs

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United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Ecosystems, habitats, and species’ ranges existed long before cartographers drew borders on political maps. There are many migratory species that spend part of their lives in several to many countries. And all over the world, there are transboundary natural resource management issues that can only be successfully addressed by mutual cooperation between nations. The International Program Office of USGS works with Ecosystems Mission Area scientists to find ways of facilitating partnerships with governments, NGOs, universities, and individuals in other countries to conduct research with mutual benefits to both the partner country and the United States. Such partnerships enhance the capacity to improve the science itself, while at the same time producing the less tangible but equally important benefit of science diplomacy. Moreover, international work by USGS helps the country fulfill treaty obligations with respect to wetlands, endangered species, marine pollution and boundary waters.


USGS International Ecosystems Research Activities by region:

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For more information about International Ecosystems activities, contact:

Matthew Andersen
Phone: 703-648-4064

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