Whom to Contact:
Supervisory Wildlife Inspector
Assistance may also be obtained from
the District Office located in Miami,
FL. Contact the Senior Resident Agent.
Phone: 305/526 2789
Fax: 305/526 2695
* One Supervisory Wildlife
* Eight Wildlife Inspectors.
Law Enforcement Facts
* Activities related to fish and
wildlife resources by U.S. citizens
generate over $100 billion/year to
the American economy.
* The black-market trade of fish
and wildlife resources is
international in scope, with
values estimated to be in the
billions of dollars.
* The U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service employs about 220
Special Agents and 100 Wildlife
Inspectors nationwide to enforce
U.S. conservation laws.
Law Enforcement Objective
* To inform citizens of Federal
laws and regulations relating to
the protection of fish, wildlife and
* Enforce Federal conservation
statutes. Protect domestic and
foreign wildlife species that enter
into interstate and international
* Uncover major commercial
activity involving illegal trade of
protected wildlife and wildlife
* Enhance legitimate use and
enjoyment of all our wildlife
* Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
* Bald & Golden Eagle Protection
* Migratory Bird Hunting and
Conservation Stamp Act.
* National Wildlife Refuge System
* Airborne Hunting Act.
* Endangered Species Act.
* Lacey Act.
* Marine Mammal Protection Act.
* Archaeological Resource
* African Elephant Conservation
* Wild Exotic Bird Conservation
* Antarctic Conservation Act.
* Conservation Recreation Act.
(The statutes are found in Title 16
United States Code and the
regulations promulgated thereunder
in Title 50 Code of Federal
Wildlife Investigation Program
* Wildlife Inspectors are stationed
at Ports of Entry to ensure that
fish or wildlife protected under
the Convention on International
Trade in Endangered Species of
Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
and other laws do not enter into
illegal international trade.
* Over 150 nations are party to
CITES and more than 1,000
species of animals and plants are
officially listed under U.S. law as
endangered or threatened.
* Wildlife Inspectors also enforce
regulations requiring the humane
shipment of fish and wildlife
being legally imported into or
exported from the U.S.