[BSW] Support Invasive Species Prevention! (fwd)
kathy at fred.net
Wed Jul 17 08:30:01 CDT 2013
>From the FLEPPC list:
From: Matthew King <MKing at pbcgov.org>
Date: Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 2:48 PM
Subject: Support Invasive Species Prevention!
To: FLEPPC at listserv.uga.edu
While the FLEPPC name implies invasive plant species, most of our members
understand the impact of invasive animal species. Please read the below
email and if you support the Invasive Fish & Wildlife Prevention Act of
2013 then send a letter to your US Representative and Senator.
FLEPPC’s Board of Directors were in support of the 2012 (112th Congress) of
this legislation. Unfortunately, it died with the end of the Session.
Let’s try not to have that happen this Session.
More information on the Act can be found here:http://news.wildlife.org/featured/invasive-fish-and-wildlife-prevention-act-introduced/
Matthew King, Chair
FLEPPC Legislative Committee
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From: Laura Bies <laura at wildlife.org>
Date: Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 9:00 AM
Subject: TWS Action Alert: Support Invasive Species Prevention!
Each year, hundreds of millions of non-native wild animals, including
Burmese pythons and red lionfish, are imported into the U.S., with no
effective way of screening out species that can harm native ecosystems or
threaten human health.
The Wildlife Society has been working to encourage Congress to improve the
regulation of wildlife imports and reduce the risk of harm to our native
wildlife, wild places, and human health. Congresswoman Louise Slaughter
(NY) recently introduced legislation that would protect the U.S. from the
economic and environmental threats of invasive species, called the
Invasive Fish and Wildlife Prevention Act of 2013 (HR. 996/S. 1153).
This legislation would significantly strengthen the ability of federal
regulators to make rapid, science-based decisions on whether non-native
fish or wildlife species pose a risk to ecosystems within the U.S. and
cause economic damage or threaten public health. Help us ensure that these
much-needed changes are enacted into law. Ask your Representative and
Senators to co-sponsor H.R. 996/S. 1153 today!
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