Awards are now available for anyone who can provide information about a violation of a wildlife protection law. The Lacey Act, Endangered Species Act, as well as over 40 other U.S. environmental laws allow whistleblowers from all over the world to qualify for rewards for reporting wildlife crime.
Section 1540(d) of the Endangered Species Act states:
“The Secretary or the Secretary of the Treasury shall pay, from sums received as penalties, fines, or forfeitures of property for any violation of this chapter or any regulation issued hereunder a reward to any person who furnishes information which leads to an arrest, a criminal conviction, civil penalty assessment, or forfeiture of property for any violation of this chapter or any regulation issued hereunder.” 16 U.S.C. § 1540(d).