Tag: Law Enforcement
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
October 23, 2014 | 6 minute read
The owners of Out of Africa Adventurous Safaris were charged with conspiracy to sell illegal rhinoceros hunts in South Africa in order to defraud American hunters, money laundering and secretly trafficking in rhino horns, announced Sam Hirsch Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division; George L. Beck, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama; and Dan Ashe, Director of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Read the full story...
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...