In a move that would have been completely unthinkable even fifteen years ago, the state of Florida has decided to permit the capture of a small number of Peregrine Falcons by falconers. Peregrine Falcon numbers have come back amazingly but Audubon of Florida is concerned. “Audubon views the peregrine as an iconic species, and we have concerns regarding lack of monitoring in Florida to help ensure no future decline in this species,” said Julie Wraithmell of Audubon of Florida. “We hope the Commission will help promote conservation of the species by funding monitoring projects.”
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