Section 2409 of the Antarctic Conservation Act holds that:
“Any Officer authorized who is authorized . . . may . . . offer and pay rewards for services or information which may lead to the apprehension of violators of such provisions;”
16 USC § 2409
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Antarctic Conservation Act
Awards are now available for anyone who can provide information about a violation of a wildlife protection law. There are currently seven acts, the Lacey Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Act, and the Fish and Wildlife Improvement Act, the Wild Bird Conservation Act, the Antarctic Conservation Act, and the Antarctic Marine Living Resources Convention, that include provisions granting awards to whistleblowers who report any violations.