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VDGIF/Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagle Cam: VDGIF and Eagle Conservation

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, in partnership with the Norfolk Botanical Garden and WVEC, is providing a rare glimpse into the life of two bald eagles and their offspring!

Friday, March 19, 2010

“VDGIF and Eagle Conservation”

What Does the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) do to conserve eagles in Virginia? This article from Virginia Wildlife provides a great look at some of the work VDGIF biologists do.

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is the state agency responsible for the conservation and management of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s wildlife and fisheries resources as well as recreational boating.

Nongame species (those that are not hunted or otherwise harvested) are monitored and managed by the Nongame and Endangered Species program of VDGIF. Biologists with this program work to increase our knowledge regarding these species and provide guidance regarding the conservation practices necessary to maintain the rich diversity of Virginia’s wildlife. More information about Virginia’s wildlife and VDGIF’s conservation efforts can be found here http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/wildlife/.

VDGIF and Eagles
Here’s some of the of the ways VDGIF works to conserve bald eagles and golden eagles:
• Funding for Virginia Coastal Plain bald eagle nest monitoring 1977-2008
• Boat and Aerial Surveys of bald eagle Concentration Areas
• Twice monthly monitoring of Cats Point Creek Bald Eagle distribution and abundance
• 2010 – 1st ever survey of Piedmont and Mountain area bald eagle nests
• Capture and banding of bald eagles
• GPS telemetry of bald eagles
• GPS telemetry study of golden eagles in Virginia

You can support these efforts through a contribution to the VDGIF Nongame Wildlife Fund

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