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Condor Editor Pick: Endangered Woodpeckers Persist, but Still Struggle, on Private Land

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service started the Safe Harbor program in North Carolina in 1995 to reduce conflict between landowners and conservation officials and to encourage private landowners to take steps to benefit endangered Red-cockaded Woodpeckers on their land. The program has successfully reduced conflict over conservation and reduced the abandonment of nest clusters, but a new study from The Condor: Ornithological Applications shows that while the program may have raised landowners’ awareness of and tolerance for their feathered neighbors, it has largely failed to improve breeding success of birds on private lands. Read the press release at https://americanornithologypubsblog.org/2018/01/24/endangered-woodpeckers-persist-but-still-struggle-on-private-land/.

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