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The Ornithological Council submitted comments today in response to a request for comments on an information collection for the permits that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issues under the Endangered Species Act, CITES, Wild Bird Conservation Act, and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The comments submitted by the OC highlight several concerns of the ornithological community, including the current delays in permit processing and the difficulties with validating CITES permits.

The Federal Register notice from the USFWS is available here. You can read the OC's comments here

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