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Zinke Aims for Birds in New Energy Report

The Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act keep our birds safe.

WASHINGTON — “The Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act are two of the most important conservation laws in the United States, and Audubon strongly supports their fair and lawful enforcement in the name of protecting America’s birds,” said David O’Neill, Audubon’s chief conservation officer, in response to a domestic energy report released by the Department of the Interior that includes key bird conservation laws in its review of Interior actions.

“Simply put, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act is the reason we have the birds we have today. We cannot go back to the days before the Audubon Society helped shepherd this law through Congress, when birds were being slaughtered with abandon.

"This report by the Department of the Interior is a wholesale attack on both wildlife and public lands across the country. An overwhelming majority of Americans support commonsense laws that protect America’s wildlife, and Audubon will engage our one million members to defend birds and the places they need.”

To learn more about the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, please click here.

The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon's state programs, nature centers, chapters and partners have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire and unite diverse communities in conservation action. Since 1905, Audubon's vision has been a world in which people and wildlife thrive. Audubon is a nonprofit conservation organization. Learn more how to help at www.audubon.organd follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @audubonsociety.


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