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 Chicken Conservancy just lately submitted a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service supporting their proposed rule to not add any extra result in nationwide wildlife refuge lands.

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

We help the empowerment of sportspeople with extra data however the purely voluntary strategy of phasing-out lead ammunition has not yielded the mandatory change required to maintain refuge lands secure from lead toxicity. Rulemaking is essentially the most viable choice shifting ahead.

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

You’ll be able to learn our full letter beneath:

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