[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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