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ACTION ALERT….immediate attention needed!

After passing in the House of Representatives this summer, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) is about to become law —  it just needs one final push.

If passed, RAWA will provide a major funding increase for state, territory, and tribal conservation programs – a huge win for birds and other declining wildlife.

With a final victory so close, we need to raise our voices even louder. Please take the next step for declining birds and wildlife by calling your U.S. Senators today (script included).

IMMEDIATE ACTION ALERT

The U.S. Senate is now considering the bipartisan Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Enhancements Act of 2022, an important bill that would provide a major funding increase to migratory bird conservation, as well as more equitable access to the funding.

This new bill would boost the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA)⁠ — the only federal grants program specifically dedicated to the conservation of migratory birds across the Western Hemisphere.

Saving migratory birds requires collaboration from experts and communities throughout the Americas. Since 2002, the NMBCA has supported more than 500 conservation projects in 36 countries, on more than 4.2 million acres of critical bird habitat. Nearly 400 migratory bird species benefit from these efforts, including the Red Knot and Cerulean Warbler.

Please let your U.S. Senators know that birds matter to you! Ask them to co-sponsor the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Enhancements Act of 2022.

For more information visit https://abcbirds.org/results/news/

ACTION ALERT: Strengthen our most important bird law

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:

https://act.audubon.org/a/mbta-comment-period?ms=share.

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.

Conservation Policy Committee, November 12, 2021.

 

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At-Large Membership

At-large members may use the online form or mail a check to:

Pam Lasley, TOS Treasurer
5886 Willshire Dr
Nashville, TN 37215

Please include name, address, phone, e-mail with payment.

Join TOS at Large Membership

The American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is an excellent source of information about things members can do to help birds.  ABC builds on sound science, and works in partnership to achieve conservation results for birds and their habitats throughout the Americas.

Members can go here for information on:

  • Threats. For instance, window collisions, feral cats, pesticides, wind turbines
  • Habitat protection, be they wetlands, forests, grasslands, or coastal
  • Endangered and threatened species
  • Living a “bird-friendly” life
  • Unifying conservation and bird-watching groups through the Bird Conservation Alliance