Title: St. Petersburg Law Enforcement
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Title: St. Petersburg Law Enforcement
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Language: English
Creator: United States Fish & Wildlife Service
Publisher: United States Fish & Wildlife Service
Place of Publication: St. Petersburg, Fla.
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St. Petersburg

Law Enforcement


Special Agent
9500 Koger Boulevard, Suite 102
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Phone: 727/570 5398
Fax: 727/570 5549

Assistance may also be obtained from
the District Office located in Clermont,
FL. Contact the Resident Agent-in-
Charge.
Phone: 352/394 4060
Fax: 352/394 1862


Geographic Area Served
Primarily Central Florida.
Staffing Levels
One Special Agent.
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.
Objective
* To inform citizens of Federal laws
and regulations relating to the
protection of fish, wildlife and
plants.
* Enforce Federal conservation
statutes, protect domestic and
foreign wildlife species that enter
into interstate and international
commerce.
* Uncover major commercial
activity involving illegal trade of
protected wildlife and wildlife
products.
* Enhance legitimate use and
enjoyment of all our wildlife
resources.
Laws Enforced
* Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
* Bald & Golden Eagle Protection
Act.
* Migratory Bird Hunting and
Conservation Stamp Act.
* National Wildlife Refuge System
Administration Act.
* Airborne Hunting Act.
* Endangered Species Act.


* Lacey Act.
* Marine Mammal Protection Act.
* Archaeological Resource
Protection Act.
* African Elephant Conservation
Act.
* Wild Exotic Bird Conservation
Act.
* 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
Regulations.)
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 140 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.




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