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US - Companion Animals - Federal Pet Theft Prevention Act (§ 2158. Protection of pets. ) This section of the AWA prohibits shelters from selling found pets within a period of five days to any random-source organization. The purpose of the Act is to prevent animals from being stolen and purchased from humane societies in order to use the animals for scientific testing or illegal purposes (such as fighting, etc.).
US - Conservation - Fish & Wildlife Conservation Act The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, approved September 29, 1980, authorizes financial and technical assistance to the States for the development, revision, and implementation of conservation plans and programs for nongame fish and wildlife. The original Act authorized $5 million for each of Fiscal Years 1982 through 1985, for grants for development and implementation of comprehensive State nongame fish and wildlife plans and for administration of the Act. It also required the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to study potential mechanisms for funding these activities and report to Congress by March 1984.
US - Conservation - Fish & Wildlife Improvement Act of 1978 The Fish and Wildlife Improvement Act of 1978 authorizes the Secretaries of the Interior and Commerce to establish, conduct, and assist with national training programs for State fish and wildlife law enforcement personnel. It also authorized funding for research and development of new or improved methods to support fish and wildlife law enforcement. The law provides authority to the Secretaries to enter into law enforcement cooperative agreements with State or other Federal agencies, and authorizes the disposal of abandoned or forfeited items under the fish, wildlife, and plant jurisdictions of these Secretaries.
US - Conservation - Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 The Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 (16 U.S.C. 742a-742j, not including 742 d-l; 70 Stat. 1119), establishes a comprehensive national fish, shellfish, and wildlife resources policy with emphasis on the commercial fishing industry but also with a direction to administer the Act with regard to the inherent right of every citizen and resident to fish for pleasure, enjoyment, and betterment and to maintain and increase public opportunities for recreational use of fish and wildlife resources. Among other things, it directs a program of continuing research, extension, and information services on fish and wildlife matters, both domestically and internationally.
US - Conservation - Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act The Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act (16 U.S.C. 661-667e) of 1934 authorizes the Secretaries of Agriculture and Commerce to provide assistance to and cooperate with Federal and State agencies to protect, rear, stock, and increase the supply of game and fur-bearing animals, as well as to study the effects of domestic sewage, trade wastes, and other polluting substances on wildlife. In addition, this Act authorizes the preparation of plans to protect wildlife resources, the completion of wildlife surveys on public lands, and the acceptance by the Federal agencies of funds or lands for related purposes provided that land donations received the consent of the State in which they are located.
US - Cormorant - Depredation order for double-crested cormorants at aquaculture facilities

The purpose of this depredation order is to help reduce depredation of aquacultural stock by double-crested cormorants at private fish farms and State and Federal fish hatcheries.

US - Crimes - Chapter 3. Animals, Birds, Fish, and Plants. This federal law provides for crime and penalties for animal enterprise terrorism.
US - Critical Habitat - Critical Habitat Listing for Five Endangered Mussels in the Tennessee and Cumberland River Basins

The FWS has designated designate 13 river and stream segments in the Tennessee Cumberland River Basins, for a total of approximately 885 river as

critical habitat

for five endangered mussels: Cumberland elktoe (

Alasmidonta atropurpurea

), oyster mussel (

Epioblasma capsaeformis

), Cumberlandian combshell (

Epioblasma brevidens

), purple bean (

Villosa perpurpurea

), and rough rabbitsfoot (

Quadrula cylindrica strigillata



All five mussels belong to the Unionidae family.

US - Critical Habitat - Critical Habitat Listing for the Topeka Shiner

This rule is a correction to a previous final rule designating critical habitat for the Topeka Shiner (

Notropis Topeka

), published in the Federal Register on July, 24, 2004

(69 FR 44736).


In the previous final rule, the FWS

designated as

critical habitat

1,356 kilometers of stream in Iowa, Minnesota, and Nebraska.


They excluded from designation all previously proposed

critical habitat

in Kansas, Missouri, and South Dakota, and excluded the Fort Riley Military Installation in Kansas from


habitat designation


US - Critical Habitat - Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for the California tiger

The FWS through this rule has designated a critical habitat in Santa Barbara County, California for the California Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma califoniese) (CTS) pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973. This rule fulfills the final requirements of the settlement agreement reached in Center for Biological Diversity v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The reason for the designation of critical habitat for the CTS is the net loss in CTS grazing land over a 10 – 12 year period due to extensive farming, regardless of the efforts made to increase the amount of suitable grazing land.