Thursday, August 14, 2008

USFWS waterfowl population status report, and more

The Fish and Wildlife Service annually publishes a status report on the continent's waterfowl populations. See it here.
The ongoing issue of lead as a hazard to wildlife is continuing to produce action, varying from legislation against lead fishing sinkers, regulations mandating nonlead bullets for big game in California, and recent mandates on the use of nontoxic shot for some upland game when hunting on state lands in Wisconsin. Read more about lead and wildlife here, at the WI Bird Conservation Initative Issues Committee page (scroll down to the Issues Paper on Lead Poisoning). This month's Issues Committee meeting will have a partial focus on lead; I'll report more on this after the meeting in 1 week.

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