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National Wildlife Refuge System Act (16 U.S.C. 688dd-688ee).

Country/Territory
United States of America
Document type
Legislation
Date
2004
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Original source
United States Code - Title 16 - Conservation.
Subject
Environment gen., Fisheries, Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Protected area Fishery management and conservation Inland fisheries Stock enhancement/repopulation Basic legislation Ecosystem preservation Management/conservation Protection of habitats Protection of species Endangered species
Geographical area
Americas, Arctic, East Pacific, North America, North Atlantic
Abstract

This Act provides guidelines and directives for administration and management of all areas designated as the National Wildlife Refuge system. The system includes wildlife refuges, areas for the protection and conservation of fish and wildlife that are threatened with extinction, wildlife ranges, game ranges, wildlife management areas, and waterfowl production areas. The mission of the System is to administer a national network of lands and waters for the conservation, management, and where appropriate, restoration of the fish, wildlife, and plant resources and their habitats within the United States for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans. The system shall be administered by the Secretary through the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.

Full text
English
Website
www.fws.gov

References - Legislation

Implemented by

50 CFR § 12.1 - 12.51 - Taking, Possession, transportation, Sale, Purchase, Barter, Exportation, and Importation of Wildlife and Plants - Seizure and Forfeiture Procedures.

Legislation | United States of America | 1980 (2022)

Keyword: Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Birds, Endangered species, Internal trade, International trade, Marine mammals, Migratory species, Precautionary principle, Procedural matters, Protection of species, Trade in species, Wild fauna, Wild flora

Source: FAO, FAOLEX