Georgia Water/Laws/Migratory Bird Treaty Act

U.S. Migratory Bird Treaty Act (1918)

General Description


This Act implements the treaties that the U.S. signed with Great Britain (on behalf of Canada) in 1916, Mexico in 1936, Japan in 1972, and the Soviet Union in 1976. The act functions to protect birds that migrate across national borders by prohibiting the taking, possessing, importing/exporting, selling, and transporting of any listed migratory bird, its parts, nest, or eggs without a permit All North American diurnal birds of prey, except bald and golden eagles, are listed as migratory birds under this Act.

Full Text


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