U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-Steller's and Spectacled Eiders Conservation Plan
B-318386, Aug 12, 2009
Because considerable conservation efforts over several years have not halted the decline of two threatened eider species, GAO will not object to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) proposed use of appropriated funds to purchase and distribute caps and other items to residents of Alaska North Slope communities in furtherance of the agency's eider conservation plan. FWS will print images of the threatened eiders on these items and, for some items, include eider conservation messages. The items, which FWS will distribute as part of agency outreach events, will help residents identify the threatened species and serve as reminders of the agency's conservation message.