like most waterfowl, are managed cooperatively by federal and
state agencies. To provide for the effective conservation of
tundra swans a specific plan, the "Management Plan for Tundra
Swans" (Ad Hoc Tundra Swan Committee 1998) was developed with the
cooperation of federal, state and international partners. The plan
provides for the conservation and management of tundra swans while
allowing for a variety of benefits to society. These benefits
include aesthetic, educational, scientific, and recreational uses
that are compatible with the status and welfare of the species.
Subsistence hunting for tundra swans occurs in Canada and Alaska,
and limited hunting in the U.S. is permitted when populations are
within established population goals. A Tundra Swan Hunt Plan has
been developed as part of the overall management plan to establish
guidelines and frameworks for tundra swan hunting seasons.
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