A white-tailed deer buck stands alert, his head above the tall meadow grass
White-tailed deer. Credit: Tom Koerner/USFWS

Father and Son Sentenced for Deer Trafficking

August 04, 2015
A man was sentenced to nearly two years in prison for a scheme that among other things, shipped deer to Florida from Ohio without required disease-free certification. As a result, deer herds in Florida were potentially exposed to chronic wasting disease, tuberculosis and brucellosis. The man’s son was sentenced on similar charges.
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Service employees at a display table showing confiscated wildlife products including a tiger pelt and stuffed hwksbill sea turtle.
At the Ivory Crush in Times Square, Service staff educate the public about the threat to many species posed by wildlife trafficking. Credit: USFWS

Service Director Lauds United Nations General Assembly Resolution on Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

August 03, 2015
Service Director Dan Ashe recently commended the United Nations General Assembly for adopting an important resolution on illegal wildlife trafficking. The resolution underscores the global commitment to the fight against the growing illegal wildlife trade and those who threaten the future of many of our planet’s species.
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The Fishbrain app includes threatened and endangered fish as well as other imperiled species, such as the California tiger salamander. Credit: Adam Clause
The Fishbrain app includes threatened and endangered fish as well as other imperiled species, such as the California tiger salamander. Credit: Adam Clause

App Addition Will Help Public Identify and Document Imperiled Species

August 03, 2015
The Fish and Wildlife Service has partnered with the producers of angling app FishBrain to add a feature enabling citizen scientists to identify and log 50 threatened, endangered and candidate species. This information will help in the conservation of native wildlife for future generations.
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Pintail in flight at William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge, Credit: George Gentry
Pintail in flight at William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge Credit: George Gentry

Service Announces Waterfowl Hunting Season 2015 -2016 Frameworks

August 03, 2015
The Service today proposed continued liberal waterfowl hunting season lengths and bag limits for the 2015-2016 late seasons. The agency also announced it is streamlining the process by which it sets annual migratory game bird hunting seasons and bag limits.
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