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Special Agents

Service special agents arrest a suspect wanted for wildlife crimes. Credit: Ryan Haggerty / USFWS

Special Agents of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service have challenging and rewarding careers. They are trained criminal investigators who enforce Federal wildlife laws throughout the United States. Learn more.

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Wildlife Inspectors

Species identification is an important part of inspectors’ work. Credit: Frank Kohn / USFWS

Wildlife inspectors of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are the Nation's front-line defense against the illegal wildlife trade -- a criminal enterprise that threatens species worldwide. These professional import-export control officers ensure that wildlife shipments comply with U.S. and international wildlife protection laws. Learn more.

Last updated: February 14, 2013