Law enforcement is essential to virtually every aspect of
wildlife conservation. The Office of Law Enforcement contributes to Service
efforts to manage ecosystems, save endangered species, conserve migratory
birds, preserve wildlife habitat, restore fisheries, combat invasive species,
and promote international wildlife conservation.
Service law enforcement today focuses on potentially
devastating threats to wildlife resource-illegal trade, unlawful commercial
exploitation, habitat destruction, and environmental contaminants. The Office
of Law Enforcement investigates wildlife crimes, regulates wildlife trade,
helps Americans understand and obey wildlife protections laws, and works in
partnership with international, state, and tribal counterparts to conserve
wildlife resources. This work includes:
If you have any questions about Law Enforcement or Rules
& Regulations, please visit the USFWS Law Enforcement website or contact
refuge headquarters at 406-789-2305.
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Each winter, the North American Snowy Owl
(Bubo scandiaca), migrates south to
southern Canada and the northern United States. The Snowy Owl has snow-white feathers with distinctive dark markings, a black beak,
and yellow eyes. Males tend to be whiter than
females and grow lighter with age.