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100 Years of Migratory Bird Conservation

Posted by on May 13, 2016

100 Years of Migratory Bird Conservation

On Sept. 1, 1914 the last known Passenger Pigeon died at the Cincinnati Zoo.

What had once been the most abundant bird in North America was gone forever.

This, coupled with serious declines in other bird species, galvanized conservation efforts and was one of the reasons the Migratory Bird Treaty came into being.

This year we mark the centennial of the Convention between the United States and Great Britain (on behalf of Canada) for the Protection of Migratory Birds.

Jennifer Newmark, NDOW’s Wildlife Diversity Chief describes the importance of migratory birds and Nevada’s work in protecting them.

Photo Gallery: Migratory Birds

Migratory Birds: A Brief Conservation History

Podcast: 100 Years of Migratory Bird Conservation


  1. We loved it and shared it! Best thing we’ve received in ages. Thank you SO MUCH.

  2. What happens when the protection of a certain species of creature creates an explosion in their population to the detriment of all (for ex. the cormorant)? Their protection, in my opinion, has created fishery and water quality degradation that has become a very real and formidable problem.
    How can NDOW request of the US Government, a way to scientifically cull the overwhelming population. I don’t believe the cormorant is on the endangered list, do you? Thanks, CK

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