Nationwide Wildlife Refuge Affiliation Helps USFWS Proposed Rule To Section Out Of Lead On Nationwide Wildlife Refuges — The Nationwide Wildlife Refuge Affiliation


The Nationwide Wildlife Refuge Affiliation and conservation companions, Affiliation of Zoos and Aquariums and American Hen Conservancy not too long ago submitted a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service supporting their proposed rule to not add any further result in nationwide wildlife refuge lands.

There are arguments that lead phase-outs must be purely voluntary; nonetheless, fewer than 20% of particular person State web sites have any simply accessed info on the risks of lead toxicity from searching and fishing.

We assist the empowerment of sportspeople with extra info however the purely voluntary strategy of phasing-out lead ammunition has not yielded the required change required to maintain refuge lands secure from lead toxicity. Rulemaking is probably the most viable possibility transferring ahead.

We assist US Fish and Wildlife’s determination to not enable searching with lead ammunition or fishing with lead sort out on any newly opened Nationwide Wildlife Refuge lands. We additionally strongly urge the Nationwide Wildlife Refuge system to section out lead ammunition and fishing sort out on all of its lands in a swift method.

You may learn our full letter beneath:


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