Birds of a Feather Create Treaties Together

snowy egretsSnowy Egrets at J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by USFWS

August 16 marked the 100th anniversary of a treaty signed between the United States and Canada, a treaty that has led to a century’s worth of conservation efforts aimed at protecting some of Earth’s most precious animals: migratory birds. The Migratory Bird Treaty signed by these two nations (actually, Great Britain signed for Canada) in 1916 was the first of its kind and has proved to be a worthwhile investment.

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