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Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative

The U.S. FWS Ohio Office and Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge have recently signed on as a partner of the Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative (OBCI). The Initiative began in the fall of 2003, and stems from the North American Bird Conservation Initiative. OBCI currently consists of 78 signatories working towards the mission of "ensuring the conservation and effective management of birds in Ohio by fostering partnerships among governmental agencies, conservation organizations, businesses, and the public".

The goals of this group include promoting bird based recreational opportunities, encouraging landscape-oriented conservation efforts, and development of strategies that are guided by sound science. Ohio FWS is proud to be a part of the on-going efforts to develop OBCI's goals. To learn more about OBCI, visit the website http://obcinet.org, or contact Paul Rodewald: rodewald.2@osu.edu, 614-292-9795.

click to enlarge The endangered piping plover may be one of many species of birds that could benefit from the work done by OBCI.

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Last updated: February 20, 2012