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 Maine Field Office on revised draft environmental assessment, incidental take plan, an dapplication for an incidental take permit; Statewide Furbearer Trapping Program (September 2014)

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 to the US Fish and Wildlife Service on the 12-month status review regarding the petition to list the pygmy three-toed sloth as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (September 2014)

Comments to the US Fish and Wildlife Service on the interim rule to list the southern white rhino as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (October 2013)

Comments to the US Fish and Wildlife Service on proposed rule and 12-month petition finding to list all chimpanzees as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (August 2013)

Comments submitted to the US Fish and Wildlife Service on designation of critical habitat for jaguars (August 2013)

Comments submitted to the US Fish and Wildlife Service on permit application to take endangered species without an incidental take permit (May 2013)

Comments submitted to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries urging a ban on coyote and fox penning (May 2013)

Comments to the US Fish and Wildlife Service on proposal to establish a nonessential experimental population of the North American wolverine in Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico (May 2013)

Comments to the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service on proposed rule - revisions to the regulations for impact analyses of critical habitat (February 2013)

Comments submitted to the US Fish and Wildlife Service on 90-day finding on petition to list the african lion as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (January 2013)

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 submitted to Montana Wildlife Services concerning the the environmental assessment for Wildlife Services' gray wolf damage management in Montana (October 2012)

Comments submitted to USDA Wildlife Services concerning the pre-decision environmental assessment for Wildlife Services' gray wolf damage management in Oregon (September 2012)

Comments to the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission opposing proposed rules to hunt coyotes and feral pigs at night (April 2012)

Comments to the US Fish and Wildlife Service on applications to conduct certain otherwise prohibited activities under the Endangered Species Act within the captive bred regulations (March-May 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)

Supplemental Comments to the US Fish and Wildlife Service on status review of the split-listing of chimpanzees under the Endangered Species Act (January 2012)

Comments to the US Fish and Wildlife Service on status review of the split-listing of chimpanzees under the Endangered Species Act (October 2011)

Resources and Comments Regarding Wildlife Management on National Park Service Land (Ongoing)