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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Teams with Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology to Support Bird Watching
Credit: Robert Houston/USFWS
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service signed a Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU) with the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology on February 20, 2008 outlining
efforts to work together to promote birding, habitat conservation and
citizen science to a broad audience across the country. The Cornell
Laboratory of Ornithology leads the nation in involving the public in bird
watching, science, and conservation.
The partnership with the Cornell Lab is yet another step forward in the
Service’s National Wildlife Refuge System Birding Initiative. The
initiative was launched by Service Director H. Dale Hall in 2006 to raise
awareness among birders of opportunities and conservation programs on units
of the National Wildlife Refuge System and help them fully appreciate the
importance of refuges in the lives of their favorite wildlife.
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