Ways to get involved

Making informed purchasing decisions when considering buying a wildlife product can help reduce demand for illegal products and protect endangered and threatened species. 

Be an informed consumer. 
Ask questions about the source of a product, research the protections on species and rules around importing before making a purchase and if in doubt, go without.

Learn more.
Learn about how the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is combating illegal wildlife trade by visiting our Combating Wildlife Trafficking page. 

Report wildlife crime.
To submit a tip, visit this page or call us at 1-844-FWS-TIPS.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Repository has a small group of dedicated volunteers that assist in receiving and inventorying confiscated wildlife property items. Some volunteers may also support select education and outreach opportunities. For more information about volunteering at the Repository please contact us at nwpr@fws.gov.