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A. RAPTOR REHABILITATION AND CONSERVATION

Raptors – birds of prey that include eagles, hawks, owls, osprey and falcons, are routinely injured due to cars, electrical wires, habitat loss and myriad stresses of living among humans. At present, few raptor facilities focus on reconditioning and release into the wild. Countless birds are euthanized or used for educational purposes, but with care and reconditioning, many could be returned to the wild, keeping breeding pairs intact and their numbers strong. Wings will serve as a finishing school of sorts, with state of the art flight cages for “rehabilitatable” birds. The youth will also be engaged in the care of other rare birds in a captive breeding program, both to teach invaluable lessons of service and to increase numbers for species who live on the brink of extinction

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