Wildlife Protection Whistleblower Laws

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Whistleblower Reward Laws

Whistleblowers worldwide can qualify for monetary rewards when reporting wildlife trafficking, illegal logging and illegal fishing. Many wildlife laws, including the Lacey Act and the Endangered Species Act, direct the Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Marine Fisheries Service and the Departments of Interior, Commerce, Treasury and Agriculture to pay monetary rewards to persons who disclose original information concerning wildlife crimes that results in a successful enforcement action. In addition to the wildlife whistleblower laws, whistleblowers may also qualify for rewards under the False Claims Act/qui tam,  Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships/ Marpol Protocol.

Both U.S. citizens and non-citizens alike can be wildlife crime whistleblowers and are eligible to receive rewards.

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