Operation Wild Web
Conserving the Nature of America
This coordinated law enforcement operation disrupted internet-based trafficking of wildlife species in violation of the Endangered Species Act and Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), Migratory Bird Treaty Act, state laws, and the laws of other countries. Items being sold (in addition to those shown here) included leopard and jaguar pelts, elephant ivory, sea turtle products, walrus ivory and crocodile parts, as well as live, injurious walking catfish.
Bengal tiger rug/New Jersey (federally protected).   Bengal tiger rug/New Jersey (federally protected).
Live California scrub jay/California (federally protected)
Bengal tiger rug/New Jersey (federally protected). Credit: USFWS   Sumatran tiger skin/California (federally protected). Credit: USFWS   Live California scrub jay/California (federally protected). Credit: USFWS
 
Live piranhas/California (state-listed as injurious)   Live python/Florida (federally listed as injurious).   Sea turtle confiscated in Oklahoma as part of Operation Wild Web. Credit USFWS
Live piranhas/California (state-listed as injurious). Credit: USFWS   Live python/Florida (federally listed as injurious). Credit: USFWS   Sea turtle confiscated in Oklahoma as part of Operation Wild Web. Credit: USFWS
 
Russian leopard skin jacket confiscated in Texas as part of Operation Wild Web. Credit: USFWS   Hartmann's mountain zebra skin confiscated in Oklahoma as part of Operation Wild Web. Credit: USFWS
Russian leopard skin jacket confiscated in Texas as part of Operation Wild Web.
Credit: USFWS
  Hartmann's mountain zebra skin confiscated in Oklahoma as part of Operation Wild Web. Credit: USFWS
 
Live great hornbill/Thailand. Credit: Royal Thai Police   Live juvenile blue-winged pittas/Thailand. Credit: Royal Thai Police
Live great hornbill/Thailand. Credit: Royal Thai Police   Live juvenile blue-winged pittas/Thailand. Credit: Royal Thai Police

Last updated: July 11, 2013
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