Migratory Bird Treaty Centennial

MigratoryBirdTreatyCentennialOn August 16, 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will lead a celebration of 100 years of migratory bird conservation, put into effect when the United States and Great Britain (for Canada) signed the Migratory Bird Treaty (see timeline here). This milestone treaty and those that followed with Mexico, Japan, and Russia; form the cornerstones of migratory bird conservation across international borders. Uncontrolled hunting, using bird feathers for fashion, and other human-induced impacts to migratory birds are no longer a threat, thanks to these treaties.
Marstel-Day provided assistance to the USFWS during this Centennial, by helping to create greater awareness of the importance of migratory birds and the steps we can all take to help conserve them. Our services include facilitating meetings and webinars, supporting organization of USFWS’s involvement in the North American Ornithological Conference and other large-scale educational efforts, reviewing and editing outreach materials, and facilitating collaboration among the eight USFWS regions and Canada. Please see the interactive Centennial events timeline for more information.

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