Conserving the Nature of America

News Release

New Report Measures Wildlife Watching's Contribution to Nation's Economy

October 9, 2008

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A new report recently released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows that expenditures for wildlife watching are equivalent to the revenues generated from all spectator sports, amusement parks and arcades, non-hotel casinos, bowling centers and skiing facilities combined.

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