Encourage worldwide conservation of endangered seabirds

Many migratory seabird species are in trouble. Of the 22 species of albatross, 15 are threatened with extinction, while the remaining seven species are near threatened, according the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). More than half of
all petrel species are threatened with extinction. The most significant threat to these species is from bycatch in longline fisheries, especially from foreign fleets in the Pacific Ocean and illegal, unreported and unregulated fisheries (IUU).
Other threats include marine pollution and invasive predators on nesting islands.

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CLOSING TONIGHT: Support USFWS International Affairs and the Multinational Species Conservation Fund

            We are writing to ask you to sign the attached letter (see text below) to the Interior Appropriations Subcommittee asking for its support for an appropriations of $11.1 million for the Multinational Species Conservation Fund (MSCF) and $15.8
million for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) International Affairs (IA) program to maintain the funding levels included in both the House and Senate FY18 appropriations bills.

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Support USFWS International Affairs and the Multinational Species Conservation Fund

            We are writing to ask you to sign the attached letter (see text below) to the Interior Appropriations Subcommittee asking for its support for an appropriations of $11.1 million for the Multinational Species Conservation Fund (MSCF) and $15.8
million for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) International Affairs (IA) program to maintain the funding levels included in both the House and Senate FY18 appropriations bills.

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