Schoolchildren test their binoculars for bird watching at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge in Ridgefield, Washington. Credit: Meghan Kearney / USFWS
Schoolchildren test their binoculars for bird watching at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge in Ridgefield, Washington. Credit: Meghan Kearney / USFWS

Where Do You Go to Watch Birds?

October 23, 2014
About 47 million people spent time watching birds in 2011. Spring and fall are some of the best times to see some of their amazing feats of migration. USA Today takes advantage of the fall migration to ask readers to choose their favorite bird-watching spot. National wildlife refuges figure prominently in the nominations.
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An inspector from the Elizabeth, New Jersey, Office of Law Enforcement checks a shipment of dried frogs. Credit: Bill Butcher / USFWS

An inspector from the Elizabeth, New Jersey, Office of Law Enforcement checks a shipment of dried frogs. Credit: Bill Butcher / USFWS

Fighting the Odds to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade

October 21, 2014
Darryl Fears of The Washington Post details the struggles of the Service's wildlife Inspectors and special agents as they work to stop illegal wildlife trade. His story points out that the number of Service employees on the ground intercepting illegal trafficking is almost unchanged from 30 years ago, but the job is much harder.
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Regional Director Tom Melius and White Earth Nation Tribal Chairwoman Erma Vizenor, along with tribal and refuge architects. Credit: USFWS

Regional Director Tom Melius and White Earth Nation Tribal Chairwoman Erma Vizenor, along with tribal and refuge architects. Credit: USFWS

Service, Tribe Collaborate on Law Enforcement

October 21, 2014
Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge and the White Earth Nation have signed an agreement to work together on conservation law enforcement activities occurring on Tamarac Refuge. The agreement is a unique collaboration between a Native American tribe and Service law enforcement.
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