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1/14/2013 3:51:00 PM Email this articlePrint this article 
Popular 'Birds of Prey' demonstration set for LCSWCD meeting
LAWRENCEVILLE - The popular "Birds of Prey" demonstration will be part of the program during the Lawrence County Soil and Water Conservation District's annual meeting Feb. 7.

The entertainment for the evening will be "Birds of Prey - Raptor Awareness," and will be provided by the World Bird Sanctuary in St. Louis. The annual meeting will be held at the Central Christian Church activity center.

Organizers of the SWCD meeting said the program will educate everyone about raptors (birds of prey) and the problems they face in the modern world. There will be several types of raptors, such as hawks, owls, falcons, vultures, and new this year, a bald eagle. Some of the birds will fly free over the audience.

Recognized nationally as a leader in the field of avian and environmental conservation, World Bird Sanctuary is dedicated to the conservation of avian species through rehabilitation, education, field research, captive breeding and reintroduction.

As the human population continues to grow, pressures on wildlife populations have been increasing. Consequently, people continue to observe wildlife injuries due to human related activities. Through the rehabilitation of raptors, people have been able to study and monitor the cause and effect relationship of birds within the present day ecosystem. This gives man a glimpse into the relationship between birds, humans and the environment.

World Bird Sanctuary also assists the United States Fish and Wildlife Serve by functioning at a haven for injured and confiscated birds.

The evening will also include a dinner, the presentation of several awards, and a short business meeting.

For additional information, or to purchase tickets, contact the Lawrence County Soil and Water District office at 618-943-2621, Ext. 3.


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