There are several other laws that provide monetary rewards. However, these programs are not nearly as effective as the ones above:
Under the Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act, whistleblowers can receive a whistleblower reward of up to 30 percent of any monetary sanctions against a fraud. The total sanction amount must be over the $1,000,000 threshold, based on the quality of the information a whistleblower discloses.
Additional Resources: Federal Protections for Auto-Workers
In regards to the disclosures made about pollution on the high seas, the APPS whistleblower provision permits federal courts to pay whistleblowers up to 50% of the fines the government collects in a successful prosecution.
Overview of cases: Ocean Pollution (APPS/MARPOL) Cases
The Lacey Act makes it a federal crime to purchase, sell, import, export, acquire, or receive any wildlife that was taken, possessed, transported, or sold in violation of any law or regulation of any State or in violation of any foreign law. Under the Lacey Act, it is also illegal to mislabel wildlife shipments, bring injurious species into the country, and import live wildlife under inhumane conditions. Furthermore, the Endangered Species Act of 1973 is the primary law in the United States for protecting declining species. This act was created to protect critically imperiled species from extinction. The United States Supreme Court called it “the most comprehensive legislation for the preservation of endangered species enacted by any nation”.
The ESA states:
“The Secretary or the Secretary of the Treasury shall pay, from sums received as penalties, fines, or forfeitures of property for any violation of this Act or any regulation issued hereunder (1) a reward to any person who furnishes information which leads to an arrest, a criminal conviction, civil penalty assessment, or forfeiture of property for any violation of this Act or any regulation issued hereunder, and (2) the reasonable and necessary costs incurred by any person in providing temporary care for any fish, wildlife, or plant pending the disposition of any civil or criminal proceeding alleging a violation of this Act with respect to that fish, wildlife, or plant. The amount of the reward, if any, is to be designated by the Secretary or the Secretary of the Treasury, as appropriate.”
Wildlife Protection Whistleblower Laws
Endangered Species Act