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
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
*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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Riparian brush rabbits are possibly California's most endangered mammal. By the 1990s, their numbers dwindled to near extinction due to habitat loss and degradation. The Refuge is home to the largest wild population of riparian brush rabbits in the world.