Inspectors clear legal imports and
exports, and stop shipments that
violate the law. They make sure that
wildlife imports and exports are
accompanied by the required permits
and licenses, and verify that the
contents of shipments match the
Wildlife inspectors work closely
with Service special agents and
counterparts from the U. S. Customs
Service and other Federal agencies
that police international trade.
They staff special enforcement
task forces that conduct inspection
Avian Influenza; Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge; Alaska
Humane spring-loaded trap for live capture and testing of Brant. Tutakoke Bird Camp, Coast of the Bering Sea just south of Hooper Bay, Alaska, near Chevak, Alaska. This image taken between June 14 - June 20, 2006.
Fish and Wildlife Service worker at night holding live trap with ferret inside getting ready to release into research area. For more information on the listing status and fact sheets of black-footed ferrets visit...
Candidate; Species of concern; Amphibians; Remote sensing;
Columbia spotted frogs (Rana Luteiventris) are found from Alaska and most of British Columbia to Washington east of the Cascades, Idaho, and portions of Wyoming, Nevada, and Utah. Spotted frogs live in spring seeps, meadows, marshes, ponds and...
Endangered species; Reptiles; Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge; Georgia
The Gopher Tortoise is one of four tortoises that live in North America. It has been estimated that the Florida population will be reduced nearly 70% by 2000 A.D. and could be eliminated from all but protected lands by 2025 A.D. A combination of...
The bog turtle is the smallest turtle in North America. The species is protected under the Endangered Species Act and faces great threats from both poaching and habitat degradation as the wetlands where they live have disappeared dramatically over...
Invasive species; Interpretation; Photography; Mammals; Rodents; Work of the Service; Wildlife management; Education;
Filming a swampy area next to a condo building where nutria live for the USFWS and Pangolin Film's effort to create awareness surrounding the dangers of the spreading non-native nutria populations in the northwest region.
Small, unfeathered head and hooked bill aid these scavengers in consuming carrion. Their weak talons are ill suited for grasping live prey. Vultures do not build nests, but lay their eggs in a sheltered spot; cliff ledge or cave, hollow log, or...
Lamar NFH; Pennsylvania; sturgeon; Fishes; Endangered species
Fisheries biologists at Lamar National Fish Hatchery in Pennsylvania inspect a captive sturgeon. Sturgeons, perhaps best known for producing caviar, are an ancient species and individual fish can live for many decades. Many species of sturgeon are...
Wood bison are the largest native land mammals in the Western Hemisphere, 10 to 15% heavier than plains bison. Bulls are slightly larger than cows and average around 1,800 pounds, but can get up to 2,000 pounds. Both males and females have short...