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The Migratory Bird Treaty Act: Permitting and Perspectives

  • 6 Sep 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Virtual

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  • Cost of $10.00
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Note: IdAEP will host this event for IdAEP 'Chapter Only Members' at no charge. The cost for non-IdAEP members is $10.00

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The Migratory Bird Treaty Act was enacted in 1918, passed to implement a 1916 convention with Great Britain, as the governing body of Canada. Codified at 16 USC §§ 703 – 712, the law prohibits the take of most migratory bird species that occur in the U.S. Take is defined by regulation to mean “pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect, or attempt to pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect.” Since passage, the law has also been used to implement subsequent conventions with Mexico, Japan, and Russia. At the time of passage, the law was intended to protect migratory birds from overharvesting and the commercial wildlife market.

However, a chilling study released in 2019 indicated a projected net loss of 3 billion birds in North America—approximately 29% of the 1970 abundance—suggests additional conservation is needed (Rosenberg et al. 2019).

This webinar will provide an update on the USFWS process and perspective from the Avian Power Line Interaction Committee and the Conservation Fund.

Speakers:

Eric Johnson
Sr. Environmental Consultant
Evergy
Nick Morgan
Director for Mitigation Solutions
The Conservation Fund
Noah Matson
USFWS

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