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New Report: Habitat Restoration Programs Create 3,973 New Jobs, Pump $327.7 Million into Local Economies

A new report finds that the Service’s habitat restoration programs are extraordinary engines for the U.S. economy. The report, Restoration Returns: The Contribution of Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program and Coastal Program Projects to Local U.S. Economies, finds that, in working directly with partners to implement vital on-the-ground habitat restoration, Service programs created more than 3,900 jobs in Fiscal Year 2011, generating a total economic stimulus of $327.6 million.

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Treat our Earth like every day was Earth Day
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Celebrate Earth Day 2013 with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Earth Day has been celebrated on April 22 every year since 1969.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proud to participate in this worldwide effort, teaching and directing future earth stewards to create a better planet for fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats. Renew your sense of wonder and celebrate Earth Day out in nature - hiking, fishing, hunting, birdwatching, and just generally sharing the beauty of our natural world. Visit a National Wildlife Refuge and Let's Go Outside!

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Combo rock containing product illegally collected or sold from the FL Keys.
Combo rock containing product illegally collected or sold from the FL Keys. FWS Image

Idaho Aquarium Sentenced for Illegal Trafficking of Marine Life

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Law Enforcement Office, in partnership with NOAA Fisheries and the U.S. Attorney for Florida, announced that Idaho Aquarium, Inc. (IAI) of Boise, was sentenced today for conspiring to harvest, transport, and sell spotted eagle rays and lemon sharks, knowing that the marine life was taken, possessed, transported, and sold in violation of the Lacey Act. IAI, was sentenced to pay a fine of $10,000 and serve a three year probation.

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