AWI’s Efforts to Shape Wildlife Policy
The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) works to secure protections for wildlife by engaging with key policymakers at the state, federal and international levels. AWI regularly provides public comments, testimony and similar input to such bodies in furtherance of our mission to reduce animal suffering. Examples of AWI public comments, testimony and other input can be found below in downloadable PDF format.
Comments submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) on the application for an incidental take permit and associated habitat conservation plan from Beech Ridge Energy, LLC and FWS' associated draft environmental impact statement (October 2012)
Comments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service on draft policy to interpret the phrase “significant portion of its range” in the Endangered Species Act’s definitions of “endangered species” and “threatened species” (March 2012)
Comments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Maine Field Office on draft environmental assessment, incidental take plan, and application for an incidental take permit; Statewide Furbearer Trapping Program (February 2012)