Help Protect Wildlife - Report Violations
If you see something, say something!
In the event of a True Emergency dial 9-1-1
Luis National Wildlife Refuge Complex – Headquarters for San Luis NWR,
Merced NWR, and San Joaquin River NWR: (209) 826-3508.
7 days a week, 8am-4:30pm, closed Federal Holidays
State of California Hotline for Poaching and Polluting: 1-888-334-CalTIP (888-334-2258)
with a cell phone may send an anonymous tip by texting "CALTIP",
followed by a space and the message, to 847411 (tip411).)
24 hours a day, 7 days a
Federal Nationwide Hotline for Prohibited Activities on
National Wildlife Refuges (Refuges ONLY): 1-844-FWS-TIPS (397-8477) or email FWS_TIPS@FWS.GOV
*Please be prepared to
provide specific incident details (who, what, where, when, why, how) including
but not limited to date, time, location, description of witnessed violation,
suspect, vehicle and license plate.
The National Wildlife Refuge System
maintains a law enforcement presence. For more information about the
Refuge Law Enforcement Program visit: www.fws.gov/refuges/lawEnforcement/index.php
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The Merced NWR hosts the largest wintering concentration of Lesser Sandhill Cranes in the Pacific Flyway with as many as 20,000 cranes using the Refuge.