Posts Tagged: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

A Win for Arizona’s Pygmy-Owls »

Defenders has been fighting to protect the pygmy-owl for decades, and a recent a court victory gives the tiny bird a new chance for endangered species protection.

An inspection of a legal shipment of wildlife pelts, ©J Hibbard/USFWS

Time to Crack Down on Wildlife Trafficking »

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is alarmingly under-equipped to combat the illegal wildlife trade at and within our own borders. In addition to educating consumers and strengthening wildlife laws, we need to increase our law enforcement capacity to combat wildlife trafficking into and out of the country.

hawksbill sea turtle, © Jim Abernathy/NGS

Out of Sight »

The illegal wildlife trade is something we imagine happening thousands of miles away, a serious but distant problem. But the fact is that the United States itself is a massive illegal wildlife black market, valued at about $2 billion dollars a year.