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.