Law Enforcement
Northeast Region

Wildlife Inspector Jennifer Irving discusses the New England District's Wildlife Educational Kit

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The New England District, Office of Law Enforcement uses their wildlife educational kit - comprised mainly of items seized at the Port of Boston - to increase the public's knowledge of wildlife import and export laws. The kit is often brought to local schools, universities and outreach events to help bring awareness to the importance of protecting imperiled species, as well as the hazards of purchasing wildlife items abroad.

In this video, Wildlife Inspector Jennifer Irving tells the stories behind items in the kit, explains how the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service utilizes seized, illegally imported or exported wildlife items, and discusses the role of educating the public the further the Service's mission.

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Last updated: January 23, 2012