Florida's Wildlife Inspections Unit: A Specialized Solution To Expanding Law Enforcement Responsibilities

The increasing need for a "specialized" Wildlife Officer to insure compliance with the multitude of complex State and Federal laws governing the exhibition, importation, exportation, propagation, and sale of wildlife and fresh water fish has prompted the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission to establish the Wildlife Inspections Section. The regulation of these activities continues to pose obstacles to most state conservation agencies; therefore, this paper will identify Florida's methodology toward resolution of these issues through personnel and program specialization.

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