|Wildlife Inspector Jacinto Gonzalez with a sea turtle. Photo courtesy of Jacinto Gonzalez||
Wildlife inspectors are our nation’s front-line defense in the fight against wildlife trafficking. These highly trained professionals facilitate the legal wildlife trade, while keeping a vigilant eye out for illegal wildlife being smuggled into and out of the United States. They enforce U.S. federal laws that protect wildlife and plants and can identify wildlife species.
They do so much more, too.
Wildlife Inspector Jacinto Gonzalez, for instance, recently represented the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and participated in a sea-turtle rescue in Texas.