[Tweeters] Fw: Thank you for contacting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Dawn Bailey dawnsdog at rainierconnect.com
Tue Dec 14 09:27:17 PST 2004


My response from the U.S Fish and Wildlife:

>

>

> Thank you for contacting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concerning the

> removal by the landowner of a red-tailed hawk nest from a Fifth Avenue

> apartment building in New York City. After consulting with the Service,

> the

> building owners removed the nest legally under the Migratory Bird Treaty

> Act and guidelines issued by the Service. The owners had expressed a

> concern that the nest, located above a busy pedestrian pathway, had posed

> a

> threat to public safety.

>

> However, in response to overwhelming public interest in these birds, the

> Service is working with the building management and officials in New York

> State and New York City to explore options for installing a nesting

> platform either on the building or at a nearby site within the birds’

> territory.

>

> The conservation of hawks and other migratory birds is a fundamental

> mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. These species face a

> variety

> of threats, particularly habitat alteration and destruction. With the

> support of concerned citizens, we can work together to conserve migratory

> birds throughout our nation.

>

> To find out how you can help, or to learn more about the agency's efforts

> to conserve migratory birds, you may wish to check the Service’s Web site

> at http://birds.fws.gov/.

>

> Thank you again for contacting us.






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