AWI's Wildlife Policy Efforts
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 to the US Fish and Wildlife Service on proposed rule to issue 30 year permits for non-purposeful take of golden and bald eagles under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (September 2014)
Comments submitted to the US 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 US 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)