Migratory Bird Protection Act

We’re in a bird crisis: Three billion birds have disappeared in North America since 1970. Two out of three birds are threatened by climate change. Earlier this year, a federal rule dramatically weakened the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), our nation’s most important bird protection law. The weakened law no longer holds companies liable for preventable bird deaths from industrial hazards, giving them a free pass to kill birds.

Legislation has just been reintroduced in Congress to restore and strengthen the MBTA. Take action and urge Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler to reinstate protections for birds by supporting the Migratory Bird Protection Act, which would restore the MBTA’s protections and safeguard it for the future.

Published by Susan Saul

Conservation Chair, Vancouver Audubon Society

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