Statement from the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Regarding the Proposed Reforms to Enhance Implementation of the Endangered Species Act
Jul 23, 2018, 10:38 AM
On Thursday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) jointly proposed revisions to the regulations that implement portions of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies is encouraged to see the Service’s continued efforts to improve ESA implementation.
Statement from the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Supporting the Introduction of the Recovering America's Wildlife Act in the Senate
Jul 17, 2018, 3:48 PM
The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies strongly supports the introduction of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (S.3223) in the U.S. Senate today. Senators James Risch (R-Idaho) and Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) introduced legislation that recommends funding for conservation of those fish and wildlife species in greatest need across the country.
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Commends the Missouri Supreme Court Ruling on Captive Deer and Elk
Jul 6, 2018, 1:43 PM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies commends the Missouri Supreme Court ruling that reaffirms the Missouri Department of Conservation’s authority to regulate captive deer and elk in their state, reversing an earlier lower court ruling. This week, in a unanimous decision, the Court handed down the opinion that even if animals are confined or born in captivity, if that animal is wild by nature, it is considered wildlife and thus under the purview of the conservation department.