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Fish and Wildlife Service grant funds research on salt marsh birds

Fish and Wildlife Service grant funds research on salt marsh birds

Greg Shriver, assistant professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, has received a $300,000 collaborative grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to conduct research on salt marsh birds from Maine to Virginia as part of the Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research Project (SHARP).
The short-term goal of the SHARP project is to provide the information necessary for all states in the bird conservation region stretching from New England through the Mid-Atlantic coast to protect regionally important habitats for tidal marsh birds, especially the saltmarsh sparrow which is listed as “vulnerable” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and has a limited breeding range from Virginia to Maine. (Full article)