In addition to caring for hundreds of native wildlife, the Conservancy’s Wildlife Rehabilitation team also works with community partners, agencies and individuals to prevent common injuries to wildlife.
When anglers and pelicans go after the same good catch, injury can often result. In response to skyrocketing admissions of pelicans and other shorebirds with hook and line injuries the Conservancy of Southwest Florida is leading public outreach efforts to prevent such accidents.
In partnership with the City of Naples the Conservancy created signage and a brief educational video to educate guests and anglers about how to prevent pelican injuries and what to do if a bird is accidentally hooked.
We encourage you to share this information with your visitors and friends before they head out on the water.
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- Allen Bartlett, Editorial Page Editor, Naples Daily News
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