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2015 CNMI Wildlife Action Plan featured in the local CNMI press

Protecting our precious resources: Highlighting the Division of Fish & Wildlife's comprehensive conservation strategy read more...

Brown Treesnake Alert - Sighting on Saipan

A Brown Treesnake was sited in the Dandan area near the airport. read more... Nightly searches are underway by the inter-agency Brown Treesnake Rapid Response team. See the DFW Facebook page for updates and photos, plus a video on how to catch a Brown Treesnake if you see one.

Draft CNMI Wildlife Action Plan released for public comment

The draft 2015 Wildlife Action Plan, that lays out a ten-year strategy for proactive conservation and management of the CNMI's fish and wildlife resources, is ready for public review and comment through December 6, 2015. read more...

DFW responds to the listing of 23 Guam and CNMI species as threatened or endangered

The CNMI Department of Lands and Natural Resources and the Division of Fish and Wildlife issued a press release in response to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services' listing of 23 local species in Guam and the CNMI as threatened or endangered. read more...

Outer Cove Marina Structural Failure

The Department of Lands and Natural Resources is looking into the cause of a fixed concrete ramp collapse at Outer Cover Marina. read more...

2015 Wildlife Action Plan - Public Invited to share conservation concerns

The Division of Fish and Wildlife invites the public to share in a dialogue about our islands' most important conservation issues as we work to update the 10-year CNMI Wildlife Action Plan. read more...

Huge green sea turtle satellite tagged on Saipan

Raraina-Wong, the largest green turtle recorded on Saipan since 2006 was satellite tagged by Sea Turtle Program staff on Wednesday night. read more...

Potentially reproductive rose-ringed parakeets seen in the wild on Saipan

DFW Conservation Planner asks the public's help in locating rose-ringed parakeets. read more...

DLNR / DFW comments on the proposed listing of 23 species as endangered and threatened species

In a letter to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the CNMI Department of Lands and Natural Resources and the Division of Fish and Wildlife expressed major concerns with the selection process leading to the inclusion of several of the 23 species to be listed as Endangered or Threatened in a Proposed Rule issued in the Federal Register on October 1st. read more...

Marianas Trench may be a biological hot spot

An international collaboration of scientists recently led a monthlong expedition to study the deepest point on earth in the Marianas Trench, the Challenger Deep. Researchers found evidence suggesting a trench teeming with life. read more...

World's 'deepest fish' found in Marianas Trench

The world's deepest fish found at a depth of 26,722 feet by researchers who recently completed a 30-day expedition in the Marianas Trench. read more...

The Division of Fish and Wildlife is now on Facebook

We'll be posting awesome pictures, videos and stories from our beautiful islands. Our first posting is pictures from our recent field trip to the island fortress of the Marianas - Aguiguan island. read more...

Public comments sought on 10-year conservation plan

Saipan Tribune - November 25, 2014 — The CNMI's Division of Fish and Wildlife is looking to stakeholders in the community for their help in planning next year's 2015 CNMI Wildlife Action Plan. read more...

What the hiyok is happening?

Saipan Tribune - November 24, 2014 — Division of Fish and Wildlife's Dr. Todd Miller described at the Asia Pacific Academy of Science conference last week how the CNMI tried to solve the Tinian and Saipan hiyok die-off mystery that happened this year. read more...

Online Smartphone Field Guides Expanded

Field guides now cover four categories of local species; ocean and reef food fish, and land and sea birds. These online guides are optimized for smartphones so they can be used to identifying fish and bird species in the field. read more...

Celebrating Over 75 Years of Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration

The CNMI Department of Lands and Natural Resources, Division of Fish and Wildlife joins hundreds of state-level fish and wild life agencies and conservation organizations throughout the nation in celebrating the success of the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs. read more...

Director's Message

Hafa Adai, Tirow and Welcome! We are pleased to launch our new website that is designed to assist and encourage you to make the most of the many fishing, hunting and outdoor recreational opportunities available to you here in the Commonwealth. read more...

Press Release - Division of Fish and Wildlife Launches New Website

Saipan, September 19, 2014 — The Department of Lands and Resources Division of Fish and Wildlife announced today the launch of its new website www.cnmi-dfw.com. read more...

Press Release - New Fishing Aggregation Devices Deployed

Saipan, September 12, 2014 — The Division of Fish and Wildlife's Fisheries Research Section has just completed the deployment of two new fish aggregation devices, also known as FADs at the following locations... read more...

Stuck Container ship MV Paul Russ Pulled Off Reef

September 12, 2014 — A situation with the potential for grave marine environmental consequences has been defused with the successful removal of the run-aground container ship MV Paul Russ from the reef along the channel to Saipan Harbor. read more...

Brown Treesnake Caught on Luta

September 3, 2014 – Divison of Fish and Wildlife staff found a live brown treesnake in one of the Brown Treesnake Program traps on the Rota Seaport fence line, triggering a strong multi-agency resposne. Read the Office of the Governor's Press Release and the front page story in the Saipan Tribune.