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A group of people stand under a TV screen and next to an exhibi with illegal wildlife products
Exhibit partners include the Service, Port Authority of NY and NJ and students from the NJ Institute of Technology
Credit: USFWS

"Buyer Beware" wildlife exhibit unveiled at Newark Liberty International Airport

June 7, 2013: Yesterday the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service unveiled a “Buyer Beware” wildlife exhibit at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey.

The exhibit showcases products made from endangered and protected wildlife, video footage of the impacts of the African and Asian elephant trade and QR codes linking to various wildlife laws.  Its purpose is to educate international travelers about the risks of purchasing wildlife products abroad and importing them back into the United States.

“We are so pleased with this exhibit and it far exceeded everyone’s expectations,” said Kathleen Bushman, Law Enforcement Support Assistant for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Office of Law Enforcement in Elizabeth, NJ. “It’s already well-received by the passengers.”

The Service, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and volunteer students from New Jersey Institute of Technology collaborated on the exhibit, which is located in Satellite Connector B-3 in the International Departures area. Travelers preparing to fly out of the country can view illicit wildlife souvenirs that they may unknowingly purchase abroad and attempt to import into the U.S.

See a video about the exhibit
Northeast Region Office of Law Enforcement
Central District Office of Law Enforcement, Elizabeth, NJ

Published on: Friday, June 07,2013

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