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National Wildlife Property Repository

a CILC Content Provider

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The National Wildlife Property Repository is a unique facility that receives, stores, and distributes wildlife property that has been abandoned or forfeited to the government as a result of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service inspections and wildlife crime investigations. The objective of storing these items is to loan wildlife products to scientific and educational institutions for use in conservation education. Approximately 1.3 million individual pieces of wildlife property are housed at the Repository which represents a small fraction of the illegal trade.

One key function of the Repository is education to help the public, policy makers, media, educators, and students understand the plight of imperiled species and the effects that illegal wildlife trade can have on their continued existence.



Programs by National Wildlife Property Repository

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Wild to Warehouse: Explore the National Wildlife Property Repository

Explore the impact of wildlife trade on species around the world with a live videoconference from the National Wildlife Property Repository. Learn about the purpose of the Repository and topics related to endangered species, wildlife...


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Type of Organization

Government Agency


Sarah Metzer
6550 Gateway Road
Commerce City Colorado 80022
United States

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The programs of National Wildlife Property Repository cover: