Environmental Ethics In The US Fish And Wildlife Service
The environmental movement has been underway for some time now with the intent on protecting the environment. Through this movement there has been many different agencies formed in the United States Federal Government to help protect the environment. The values and missions of these agencies are not what they seem and do not protect the environment as one should think they would. They strive more to meet the needs human needs than those of the environment.
When thinking of environmental ethics first one must understand what ethics is. Ethics is the moral way of deciding if an action is wrong or right, good or bad (McShane, 2013) the Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines ethics as rules of behavior based on ideas about what is …show more content…
Fish and Wildlife service mission is to conserve, protect, and enhance the habitats of fish, plants, and wildlife to benefit the American people. The priorities of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is to achieving recovery and preventing extinction of endangered and threatened species, conserving natural resources, and connecting with people to provide future conservation. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service use basic principles of stewardship, professionalism, science, and partnerships to obtain their goals. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
Due to the fact that nature and humans are linked in multiple ways the USFWS provides a place that people can have the opportunity to have fun and appreciate nature at the same time while still contributing millions of dollars to local economies. One of the major reasons for decline in wildlife, fish, and plant species in the world is the loss of their habitat. The USFWS works with private and public landowners to conserve wildlife and plant ecosystems. The USFWS also monitors contaminates that can affect wildlife and fish within their ecosystems. (Conserving the Nature of …show more content…
The NOAA also conserves and manages coastal and marine ecosystems and their resources. The key focuses of the NOAA is to provide up to date information on weather in order to save lives and livelihoods, help predict climate changes and variability, provide conservation and management of fisheries, marine mammals, endangered species, and habitats, and providing marine sanctuaries for fish and marine mammals. (Our Mission and Vision)
The strategic plan of the NOAA is to provide sustainability with the advancement of society. The plan focuses on the availability and quality of fest water, stresses on coasts by urbanization, impact that weather has on coastal communities, and preservation of coastal resources. The NOAA strategic plan is laid out to provide the best way to improve the quality of human life and sustain the ecosystems that they depend on. (Next Generation Strategic Plan)
The USFS mission is to sustain the diversity, productivity, and health of the forests and grasslands in order to meet and sustain the needs of the present and future generations. The guiding principles of the USFS are to use multiple-use management techniques, use the best scientific knowledge available, promote grassroots participation, maintain high standards, follow the laws and regulations that have been set forth, and strive to meet the needs of the customers. (What We