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New Dawn for a Prairie River

Animals  (tags: animals, birds, waterfowl, protection, recovery, wildlife )

- 4311 days ago -
After a 40-year effort by NWF and others, a new conservation agreement brings hope to the troubled Platte River and its critical habitats for thousands of cranes and waterfowl


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CherAway C (1424)
Tuesday October 2, 2007, 7:06 am
A number of whooping cranes from the world’s only wild flock, totaling 239 birds last spring, use the river and its adjacent wet meadows as a stopover point on their long spring trek from the Texas coast to breeding grounds in Canada’s Northwest Territories. The piping plover and interior least tern, also on the federal Endangered Species List, need barren sandbars for nesting. A fourth federally protected species, the pallid sturgeon, is found in the lower Platte. A multitude of other migratory and resident birds also count on this critical habitat, including tens of thousands of waterfowl and the bald eagles that follow and feed on them.

Marianna Padolsky (33)
Tuesday October 2, 2007, 10:30 am
a positive step for a large variety of wildlife. thanks for the great article cher.

. (0)
Tuesday October 2, 2007, 1:49 pm
Thank you for this and all the great articles, Cher

Carolyn T (234)
Thursday October 4, 2007, 11:11 pm
Noted. Thank you, Cher. This is an important matter and I hope we can be of help to save the animal life along the Platte.
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