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Talk: Restoring Common Loons to Southern New England

Coastal Mountains Land Trust
Mar 16, 2021
Photo by: Daniel and Ginger Poleschook The Maine-based Biodiversity Research Institute has developed a technique to safely transport Common Loons chicks for release in southern New England.

Camden — Coastal Mountains Land Trust will co-host with the Camden Public Library an online Zoom presentation, “Restoring Common Loons to Southern New England – A 100-year Absence”  Thursday, April 8  at 6 p.m. Presented by Lucas Savoy, wildlife research biologist at Biodiversity Research Institute in Portland, this program shares the story of important progress being made on restoring loon populations.

Biodiversity Research Institute is a Maine-based nonprofit organization that focuses on wildlife conservation. As part of a conservation restoration effort in response to an oil spill occurring in southern New England in 2004, which killed hundreds of loons, BRI and project partners have embarked on a multi-year project to restore Common Loons to areas of southern New England, where loons have been removed from the landscape for more than 100 years. In partnership with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, BRI wildlife biologists have developed a technique to safely transport and rear Common Loons chicks for release in areas of southern New England. The project has already achieved exciting milestone moments and the future for successful loon restoration is bright.

Email Julia at jpierce@librarycamden.org to request a link to attend. The presentation platform is limited to those who get an invitation from the library.

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