Stationed at the
ocean ports, and border
inspectors monitor an
annual trade worth
more than $ 1.4 billion.
They stop illegal
smuggled wildlife and
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
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...
Animal industry; Water management; Wildlife restoration; Work of the Service;
Rising global demand for rhino horn – both for alleged medicinal value and ornamental use – has led to an epidemic of poaching in Africa, as well as theft and illegal trade in rhino horns from museums and private collections. Illegal...
Aquatic animals; Aquatic environments; Biological control; Habitat conservation; Invasive species; Population control; Work of the Service;
This is a plan to prevent zebra mussels and other aquatic nuisance species from spreading westward. This document includes background on the issue, including the current and potential impacts, ecological, economic and otherwise, the spread of these...
This is a children's coloring book of various endangered species. It provides images of each species for coloring, as well as educational information on the species. The animals included are: Bald Eagle, California red-legged frog Karner Blue...
Lead (Pb) and its compounds have been known to man for about 7,000 years, and Pb poisoning has been recognized for at least 2,500 years. All credible evidence indicates that Pb is neither essential nor beneficial to living organisms, and that all...
Salt marshes, especially the muddy, wet, intertidal portions of them that are described in this report, have often been considered wastelands--areas to be filled to make useful land or to be dredged to make useful water. From the scientific point...
Banded Trumpeter Swan hen with four young swimming in reeds. This is the largest waterfowl species native to North America. Most weigh 21-30 pounds, males are larger and may exceed 35 pounds.The Trumpeter Swan is the largest waterfowl species...
Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors; BWTE) are the
second most abundant duck (family Anatidae)
species in North America and are widely distributed
(Rowher et al. 2002). Its breeding range stretches from the southern high-plains of New Mexico
This is a fact sheet describing the sonoram pronghorn. It briefly explains the history of the animal, as well as the cause and continuing solution to its population crisis. Information on collaboration between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and...
The purpose of the National Fish, Wildlife and
Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy is to inspire
and enable natural resource administrators,
elected officials, and other decision makers
to take action to adapt to a changing climate.
Seagrass meadows are recognized today as one of the most important communities in shallow coastal waters. Rapidly growing seagrass leaves serve as the basis of a productive grazing and detrital food web, while the canopy structure formed by these...