January 2019 Conservation Newsletter- Global Conservation

Global Conservation

Conservation in Watercolors at Field Museum

The Field Museum’s artist-in-residence Peggy Macnamara aids the conservation efforts of the Keller Science Action Center. The Action Center is trying to bring awareness to the Yaguas National Park in the Peruvian Amazon. Original Article.

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Hooked: Osprey Trapped by Fishing Line

Student Blog by Aubrey Engel, VM 21

An Osprey presented to the Wildlife Medical Clinical after a concerned citizen spotted the bird floating face down in Clinton Lake.  This good Samaritan waded out in the water to rescue the bird – an impressive feat considering Osprey are large raptors that are never considered friendly. This finder noticed that the bird was tethered by fishing line – the line wrapped around the body and a hook punctured the right leg. Once removed from the water, the bird was immediately brought to our clinic, where student volunteers quickly worked to assess and stabilize her.

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