• Proposed Changes to Migratory Bird Treaty Act

    One year ago - By 10,000 Birds

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is in the midst of overhauling its interpretation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and it recently issued a draft environmental impact statement on its proposed interpretation. The public can comment until July 20, 2020.
    The changes revolve around an issue known as “incidental take,” which are actions that harm or kill birds incidental to another lawful activity. For example, a wind turbine is intended to generate power, but in doing so it will likely harm birds, albeit unintentionally. (Incidental take is discussed in § 3.7 of the EIS .)
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