[CT Birds] Birdwatchers do contribute...
carriergraphics at sbcglobal.net
Mon Mar 11 10:50:11 EDT 2013
I must say, it seems the tide of thought I see suggested here is that Bird
watchers do little, compared to hunters, in helping to save and conserve prime
habitat lands. This is just not true. First, Hunters are required to purchase
the Duck Stamp, which yes is a great program. But I know many birdwatchers,
including myself, who purchase Duck Stamps as well.
But along with birders who purchase federal Duck Stamps, we also contribute to
many other conservation programs. Nature Conservancy is just one, and a
wonderful program to contribute to, and they save many prime habitat in this
country. And many birdwatchers i know also contribute to this organization as
well as many others. So to say hunters contribute more than birdwatchers or
naturalists is, to me, a very misleading statement. We as naturalists and
birdwatchers do not need to prove ourselves in the fact that we contribute and
help, we just naturally do it.
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