The United States Fish and Wildlife Service announced it is not only reinstating bird protections under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) but is also considering strengthening the rules going forward.
A new permitting program would expand common-sense and inexpensive practices – such as covering oil pits or marking power lines to avoid collisions – saving millions of birds from preventable harm.
Please consider sending a public comment to support strengthening protections for birds under the MBTA. The deadline to comment is Friday, December 3rd.
If you use the Audubon portal below, your comments will be submitted through regulations.gov, where it will become part of the public record:
You may submit comments directly through www.regulations.gov. However, using the Audubon portal, you will find prepared comments, that you may submit as is, or amend as you deem appropriate.
Courtesy of the National Audubon Society.
Conservation Policy Committee, November 12, 2021.