Activism

Ornithological Council Resolution
The April 1998 resolution, accepted by the major ornithological societies in the Western Hemisphere, calling for action on the long neglected issue of bird mortality at communications towers. This concerted statement by professional ornithologists helped establish the context for the United States Fish & Wildlife Service to legitimize directing resources toward mitigating avian tower mortality.

Towerkill Workshop
Transcipts from the first national (USA) meeting addressing the issue of bird mortality at communications towers. A remarkable workshop sponsored by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Ornithological Council, and the American Bird Conservancy held at the 119th meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union, Cornell University - August 11th, 1999. The meeting brought together leading scientists and policy experts, representatives of the communications industry, as well as the three US governmental agencies involved in the issue - the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the Fish & Wildlife Service.


 
 
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