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Beyond borders: Why we need global action to protect migratory birds

from The Conversation

One hundred years ago, amid the chaos of World War I, President Woodrow Wilson and King George V of Great Britain turned their attention to a surprising issue: protecting migratory birds. On August 16, 1916 they signed the Migratory Bird Treaty, a landmark conservation agreement. The treaty and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, which wrote its provisions into U.S. law, protected more than 1,100 migratory bird species by making it illegal to pursue, hunt, take, capture, kill or sell live or dead birds, feathers, eggs and nests, except as permitted through hunting regulations for game birds. more

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