A seized baby alligator illegally collected from Big Cypress National Preserve and later sold to undercover agents. Credit: USFWS
A seized baby alligator illegally collected from Big Cypress National Preserve and later sold to undercover agents. Credit: USFWS

Federal Sentences for Illegal Trafficking of Florida's Marine Life

April 15, 2014

Sentences were handed down today in two separate incidents of illegal trafficking in marine life, including alligators, lemon sharks, eagle rays, sea fans and ornamental tropical fish. The sentences were announced by the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, the Service and NOAA. In both cases, the marine life came from Florida.

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Dan Ashe talks with Tony Hansen on Open Country. Credit: Outdoor Life

Outdoor Life Interviews Service Director Dan Ashe

April 4, 2014

Dan Ashe talks on camera on the Open Country show about what it's like to manage the world's greatest fish and wildlife conservation organization, its rewards and its challenges in implementing the nation's conservation policies and regulations, and overseeing some 150 million acres of public lands.

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Operation Crash has secured 17 arrests and nine successful prosecutions to date for rhino horn and other animal-related trafficking. Credit: Karl Stromayer / USFWS
Species such as this New England cottontail benefit from the SWG program. Credit: USFWS

Service Grants $47 Million to States, Territories for At-Risk Species

April 3, 2014

Species in need of conservation will benefit from $47,877,598 in grants from the Service’s State Wildlife Grants program. The funds are apportioned annually to all states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa. The program awards grants for projects that conserve species identified in approved State Wildlife Action Plans.  States and their partners provide a non-federal funds match.

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