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SOS: US Fish and Wildlife Director Martha Williams

A cormorant eats a catfish in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
A cormorant eats a catfish in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

This month marks 50 years since Congress signed the Endangered Species Act – a landmark bill protecting some of the country’s most at-risk flora and fauna.  There’s one U.S. Agency tasked with managing our wildlife and its survival – and one woman in charge of it all.

Martha Williams has been leading the US Fish and Wildlife Service for almost 2 years now. She’s responsible for managing the wildlife across this country – and protecting those at risk of extinction. 

 This conversation is part of a series called “Save Our Species.” We discuss how successful the Endangered Species Act has been, how reviving a species can revive a whole ecosystem, how controversial reintroducing a species can be, and how humans are protecting wildlife on a global scale.

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Amanda Williams

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