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    • 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 items...
    • From our Partners

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    • 2 Dear Friends and Neighbors, Private landowners, large and small, play a vital role conserving habitat for fish, wildlife, and plants. In fact, more than two- thirds of the nation’s threatened and endangered species use habitat found on...
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    • 3 “ Conservation districts have long advocated that natural resources conservation must come from voluntary, incentive- based approaches. For species conservation, it is clear that success lies in flexible tools and incentives that promote...
    • Collar Tag for Nutria

    • Collar Tag for Nutria
    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging;
    • A collar tag to be put on a nutria. It's designed stretch so it can be put on snugly and a nutria will neither get a limb stuck inside nor have trouble breathing. Tagging the animals will help biologists to better understand the nutria's habits and...
    • Nutria is Released Back Into the Water

    • Nutria is Released Back Into the Water
    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging;
    • The tagged nutria is released back into the water. Tagging the animals will help biologists to better understand the habits of nutria and prevent their spreading.
    • Baited trap used to capture nutria

    • Baited trap used to capture nutria
    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging;
    • A trap baited with carrots and apples awaits a nutria to venture out of the water and investigate. The animals are trapped in order to tag them to better understand the habits of nutria and to prevent their spreading.
    • Capturing nutria

    • Capturing nutria
    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging;
    • A safe trap awaits a nutria to venture out of the water and investigate. The animals are trapped in order to tag them to better understand the habits of nutria and to control populations.
    • Nutria Health Exam

    • Nutria Health Exam
    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging;
    • A nutria is given a health exam before being tagged. Tagging the animals will help biologists to better understand nutria and prevent their spreading.
    • Tagged Nutria

    • Tagged Nutria
    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging;
    • A collar is successfully attached to the nutria. Tagging the animals will help biologists to better understand the nutria and to prevent their spreading.
    • Captured nutria awaits tagging

    • Captured nutria awaits tagging
    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging;
    • A nutria in a cage waits to get a tail tag. Tagging the animals will help biologists better understand the animal and prevent their spread.
    • Caged Nutria

    • Caged Nutria
    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging;
    • A caged nutria, waiting to be tagged. The animals are trapped in order to tag them to better understand the habits of nutria and preventing their spreading.
    • Nutria Health Exam

    • Nutria Health Exam
    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging; Biologists (USFWS);
    • A nutria is examined before being tagged. Tagging the animals will help biologists to better understand nutria and prevent their spreading.
    • Anesthetizing Nutria Prior to Tagging

    • Anesthetizing Nutria Prior to Tagging
    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging; Biologists (USFWS);
    • A nutria is given a shot to put it to sleep while the collar is measured. Tagging the animals will help biologists to better understand the nutria as well as prevent their spreading.
    • Weighing Caged Nutria

    • Weighing Caged Nutria
    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging; Biologists (USFWS);
    • Every nutria is weighed before tagging. Tagging the animals will help biologists to better understand the habits of nutria and prevent their spreading
    • Nutria tags are prepared

    • Nutria tags are prepared
    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging; Biologists (USFWS);
    • Biologists prepare a tag for a nutria. The animals are trapped in order to tag them to better understand the habits of nutria and to prevent overpopulation.
    • FWS Employees Check Alligator

    • FWS Employees Check Alligator
    • Florida Panther NWR; Florida; Endangered species; Reptiles; FWS Employees (USFWS); Resource management
    • Although it was established to protect the endangered Florida Panther, many plants and animals inhabit the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge. Protecting the ecosystem that the Florida Panther calls home requires Service employees to...
    • Elk with Monitoring Collar

    • Elk with Monitoring Collar
    • Partnerships; Monitoring; Tagging; Mammals;
    • This beautiful Elk will be monitored by a special frequency transmitted by the VHF collar around its neck. Data helps us understand migration patterns, mortality rates and habitat use. The USFWS has a long history of working with Native American...
    • Eastern Island Wetland Damage

    • Eastern Island Wetland Damage
    • Tropical environments; Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wetlands; Weather impacts;
    • Refuge staff has observed dramatic drops in the level of the water in wetlands on Eastern Island since the tsunami. The refuge is working with a hydrologist to understand if the tsunami may have had any long term effects on the island’s fresh...

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