Section 4912(c) of the Wild Bird Conservation Act holds that:
“The importation of an exotic bird is deemed to be transportation of wildlife for purposes of section 3(a) of the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 (16 U.S.C. 3372(a)).”
16 USC §§ 4912(c)
“(A) all amounts received by the United States in the form of penalties, fines, or forfeiture of property collected under this chapter in excess of the cost of paying rewards under section 4912 (c) of this title;”
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Wild Bird 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, Endangered Species, Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation, Antarctic Conservation, Antarctic Marine Living Resources Convention, Fish and Wildlife Improvement, and Wild Bird Conservation Acts that include provisions granting awards to whistleblowers who report any violations.