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  • A bald eagle perched with its wings spread.
    A bald eagle prepares for flight. Photo by Richard Keen / RMA.

    $7,500 reward offered for information in death of a bald eagle in Boligee, Alabama

    April 29, 2016 | 2 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a reward of $2,500 to help find who shot a bald eagle in Boligee, Alabama. The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust are adding $5,000 to the reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible. The bald eagle was found on private property, north of the intersection of County Road 138 and U.  Read the full story...

  • A small reddish-brown wolf with a large collar around its neck
    Information icon Red wolf (Canis rufus) with radio collar. Photo by Ryan Nordsven, USFWS.

    Federal and state officials request assistance in investigation of red wolf death

    April 22, 2016 | 2 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission are requesting assistance with an investigation involving a gunshot death of a red wolf. A federally-protected red wolf was found dead Nov. 12, 2015, near Fairfield in Hyde County, North Carolina. Based on the condition of the body and other evidence, the actual date of death is estimated to be Oct. 31, 2015. The necropsy results recently received indicate the cause of death by gunshot.  Read the full story...

  • A bald eagle perched with its wings spread.
    A bald eagle prepares for flight. Photo by Richard Keen / RMA.

    Bald eagle killed in Grand Rivers, Kentucky $2,500 reward offered for information leading to a conviction

    March 8, 2016 | 2 minute read

    Bald eagle found dead along Paradise Road, in Grand Rivers, Kentucky. Photo by KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources. A mature bald eagle was found dead by Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Conservation Officer Evan Ethington on January 8, 2016, along Paradise Road, in Grand Rivers, Kentucky. The shooting is believed to have occurred between December 25, 2015, and January 2, 2016.  Read the full story...

  • An adult bald eagle soars in front of a bright blue sky
    A bald eagle in flight at Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Tom Koerner, USFWS.

    Reward offered for information regarding the killing of a bald eagle in Polk county, Georgia

    February 29, 2016 | 2 minute read

    Daniel Gray, Law Enforcement Ranger with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, holds dead bald eagle in Polk County. Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. A mature bald eagle was found shot and killed on February 24, 2016, in Polk County, Georgia. The shooting took place near Lewis Road, north of Cedartown, Georgia. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are jointly investigating this incident and seek information related to the shooting.  Read the full story...

  • Reward offered for information on bald eagle found dead in Banks county, Georgia

    October 8, 2015 | 1 minute read

    The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Office of Law Enforcement in Atlanta, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division are investigating the death of a bald eagle in North Georgia. A farmer found the eagle on a farm in Banks County, south of Baldwin, Georgia, on August 7, 2015. A $2,500.00 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest and successful conviction in this investigation.  Read the full story...

  • A tiny loggerhead hatchling hustles towards the ocean.
    Loggerhead hatchling meets ocean. Photo by Becky Skiba, USFWS.

    Turtle-egg thief convicted a second time for stealing nested sea turtle eggs from coastal Georgia island

    August 31, 2015 | 3 minute read

    BRUNSWICK, GA - Lewis Jackson, 60, of Brunswick, Georgia pled guilty today before Chief United States District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood to stealing loggerhead sea turtle eggs in violation of the Lacey Act. Among other things, the Lacey Act makes it unlawful for any person to acquire, receive and transport loggerhead sea turtle eggs, as loggerheads are endangered species under federal law. Back in 2013, Jackson was convicted a first time for stealing turtle eggs, and was sentenced to serve 6 months in prison.  Read the full story...

  • Several manatee silhouettes from below with sun beams.
    Manatees at Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, FL. Photo by David Hinkel, USFWS.

    Manatee enforcement effort slated for Brevard County

    May 20, 2015 | 3 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will initiate a joint enforcement effort over the weekend of May 22nd to enforce the federal and state Manatee zones in Brevard County. The joint enforcement effort will run from Friday, May 22nd through Monday, May 25th. Along with USFWS and FWC agents and officers, numerous federal, state and local marine enforcement units from the area will be participating in the enforcement detail to enforce not only the manatee protection zones but other legal requirements on the water, as well.  Read the full story...

  • A brown and white bird perched on a dead branch.
    A Great Horned Owl at Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge in South Carolina. Photo by Garry Tucker, USFWS.

    Service and Florida Wildlife Commission investigates Migratory Bird Treaty Act violation posted on Facebook

    April 1, 2015 | 2 minute read

    Stervenson Benjamin, 28, of West Palm Beach, Florida, has been charged with a violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, for allegedly capturing, possessing, and transporting a great horned owl on March 16, 2015 in West Palm Beach, Florida. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) jointly investigated the violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act after the suspects posted a video of themselves on Facebook holding an apparently stunned or injured Great Horned Owl while driving a car in West Palm Beach, Florida, at approximately 2:00 a.  Read the full story...

  • An adult bald eagle soars in front of a bright blue sky
    A bald eagle in flight at Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Tom Koerner, USFWS.

    Reward offered for information on the killing of bald eagle in Arkansas

    February 15, 2015 | 2 minute read

    LITTLE ROCK, AR - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are seeking information on the shooting of a bald eagle that was found on Arkansas Highway 10 in Pulaski County. The Humane Society of the United States, The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust, the AGFC and the USFWS are offering a reward of up to $7,500 for information leading to a conviction of the person or persons responsible.  Read the full story...

Podcasts

  • An adult bald eagle soars in front of a bright blue sky
    A bald eagle in flight at Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Tom Koerner, USFWS.

    Eagle shooting

    February 16, 2016 | 2 minute read

    Transcript The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are investigating the shooting of an bald eagle in east Tennessee. A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information leading to a conviction of the person or persons responsible for wounding the eagle. The eagle was discovered around last Thanksgiving in Monroe County, southwest of Knoxville, at the intersection of Mt. Pleasant Road and Citico Road.  Learn more...

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