The Office of Law Enforcement is composed of special agents, wildlife inspectors, intelligence analysts, forensic scientists, information technology specialists, and support staff who investigate wildlife crimes, regulate the wildlife trade, help the public understand and obey wildlife protections laws, and work in partnership with international, federal, state, local, and Tribal counterparts to conserve wildlife resources.

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Our Library

Visit our Libraries for documents such as Public Bulletins, Annual Reports, and fact sheets related to Commercial Wildlife Trade, Personal Wildlife Trade and more!

Office of Law Enforcement Updates and New Additions

OLE Public Bulletin - Revision of 50 CFR Part 12 Seizures and Forfeitures 8-22-23

OLE Public Bulliten - Imports of CITES Marine Species Taken on the High Seas 5-18-23

OLE Public Bulliten - CITES Trade Suspension Lifted- All Commercial Trade in CITES Species 04-13-2023




Work With Us

You can help save wildlife and stop wildlife crime because it can happen in areas close to home such as at your local park or even on your own property. Many of our investigations were solved, and criminals were fined or went to jail, because people like you reported unlawful activities.  If you have knowledge of a wildlife crime, please contact us or your local or state game warden.  If your tip leads to an arrest, or other substantial action, you may receive a financial reward.

If you believe you are witnessing a wildlife crime, keep a safe distance and never attempt to stop the crime yourself. If you find yourself in danger, call 911.

Report a wildlife crime

Rewards Program:
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is authorized to pay rewards for information or assistance that leads to an arrest, a criminal conviction, civil penalty assessment, or forfeiture of seized property. Payment of rewards is the discretion of the Service and is linked to specific federal wildlife laws. The amount of any reward we may pay is commensurate with the information or assistance received. Please discuss the possibility of receiving a reward with the Service personnel receiving your information or assistance.