Special Agents [U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service] Law and Legal Definition

Special Agents of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service are trained criminal investigators responsible for enforcing the U.S. federal wildlife laws. Law enforcement investigations may include activities such as surveillance, undercover work, making arrests, and preparing cases for court. Special agents have challenging and rewarding careers.

Special Agents work with other federal, tribal, foreign, state, or local law enforcement authorities to investigate commercial activities involving illegal trade in protected wildlife. In co-operation with these agencies, special agents enforce traditional migratory bird regulations.