Environmental education; Mammals; Management; Proposed Threatened; Podcast; Public Lecture;
When Bill Weber and Amy Vedder arrived in Rwanda to study mountain gorillas with Dian Fossey, the gorilla population was teetering toward extinction. Poaching was rampant, but it was loss of habitat that most endangered the gorillas. Weber and...
Endangered species; International affairs; Law enforcement; Tourism;
This is a booklet describing laws pertinent to the importation and exportation of endangered animals--alive or dead--and animal parts and products. It includes contact information for obtaining more specific information on the subject.
Law enforcement; International affairs; Employees (USFWS);
General brochure about wildlife inspection as a career. Wildlife inspectors of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service are the front-line defense against the illegal wildlife trade, a criminal enterprise that threatens species worldwide. These...
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...
Endangered species; Partnerships; Recovered; Work of the Service; Policies;
Section 10 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is designed to regulate a wide range of activities that affect endangered and threatened plants and animals and the habitats upon which they depend. Unless specifically allowed by permit, the ESA...
Employees (USFWS); Endangered species; International affairs; Law enforcement; Personnel; Work of the Service
This is a brochure describes the roles and responsibilities of United States Fish and Wildlife Service wildlife inspectors. It gives information on what must be done to pursue a career as a wildlife inspector.
This is a description of permits required regarding various ways of handling native endangered species. It lists illegal activities pertinent to native endangered species, as well as those activites for which permits may be obtained. Further, it...
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