Golden eagle feathers packaged for sale on the black market by feather traffickers were discovered during the investigation. Credit: USFWS
Golden eagle feathers packaged for sale on the black market by feather traffickers were discovered during the investigation. Credit: USFWS

Operation Silent Wilderness Stems Black Market Trafficking of Eagles, Other Birds

October 17, 2014
Operation Silent Wilderness -- a nationwide investigation by the Service and the Navajo Nation Department of Fish and Wildlife – successfully disrupted and dismantled a large network of black market wildlife profiteers involved in the trafficking of eagles and other federally protected migratory birds. Recently, the last defendant in the probe was sentenced.
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More than 25 million stamps were sold in its first two years raising more than $2.5 million for the Multinational Species Conservation Funds. Credit: USFWS

More than 25 million stamps were sold in its first two years raising more than $2.5 million for the Multinational Species Conservation Funds. Credit: USFWS

Buy a Stamp; Save a Tiger, an Elephant and Other Imperiled Species

October 16, 2014
After almost a year, the public can again purchase the Save Vanishing Species Stamp at post offices and online. The stamp functions as a regular postal mail stamp that sells at a small premium. The additional money goes to the Service's Multinational Species Conservation Funds, directly funding conservation of elephants, rhinoceros, tigers, great apes and marine turtles.
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Thumbnail of the monarch emerge from a chrysalis in the wild video. USFWS

Thumbnail of the monarch emerge from a chrysalis in the wild video. USFWS

Service, Partners Line Up to Conserve Monarch Butterfly

October 15, 2014
"The butterfly is in trouble, and it's going to need all the help we can give it," Service Director Dan Ashe tells National Geographic. The Service and partners from across the United States, Mexico and Canada are determined to conserve the well-known butterfly.
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