• The Chicago Peregrine Program

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    By the 1960s the peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) was extinct in many states - including Illinois - because of the negative effects of the pesticide DDT. But, thanks to dedicated reintroduction and monitoring efforts over the last 30 years in part from Field Museum scientist Mary Hennen and The Chicago Peregrine Program, just recently these birds were removed from the Illinois threatened species list!

    There is a TON of information about the Chicago Peregrine Program on The Field's website: http://www.fieldmuseum.org/...

    Read more about the announcement from the Chicago Suntimes: http://chicago.suntimes.com...

    Be sure to 'like' the Chicago Peregrine Program's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Il...

    Want to see more images of the peregrines in Chicago? We've got 'em! https://www.flickr.com/grou...

    Big thanks to Mary Hennen, Stephanie Ware and Josh Engel for taking the time to help us film this episode!

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    Producer, Writer, Creator, Host:
    Emily Graslie

    Producer, Editor, Camera:
    Tom McNamara

    Theme music:
    Michael Aranda

    Created By:
    Hank Green
    Filmed on Location and Supported by:
    The Field Museum in Chicago, IL
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