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Piping Plovers Return to Nest in Pennsylvania - teaser trailer

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Published on Jul 24, 2017

Piping plovers have returned to nest in Pennsylvania for the first time since the 1950s.

STATE-EXTIRPATED PIPING PLOVERS NEST IN PENNSYLVANIA
Conservation planning brings back federally endangered shorebird.

Absent as a Pennsylvania breeding bird since the mid-1950s, two pairs of federally endangered Great Lakes piping plovers returned this year to nest in the Gull Point Natural Area at Presque Isle State Park in Erie County.
“The return of nesting piping plovers to the Lake Erie shoreline demonstrates the resolve of the Game Commission and its partners to expand Pennsylvania’s wildlife community and bring back what time and imprudence had taken from the Commonwealth,” noted Game Commission Wildlife Diversity Program Chief Dan Brauning. “It is invigorating to see more endangered species making a comeback.”
The two nests point to piping plovers recolonizing Lake Erie, as well as a positive response to ongoing specialized habitat management and improved environmental health within the Great Lakes ecosystem. The last recorded piping plover nest in the Erie basin was in 1977 at Long Point on Lake Erie’s north shore in Ontario.
“This is a testament to dedication and teamwork, not only in Pennsylvania but throughout the species’ range,” said Brauning. “Their return wasn’t by chance, or an accident.”
... see the rest of the press release here: http://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/Game-Co...

Cinematography: Tracy A. Graziano 
Video Editing: Tracy A. Graziano

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