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August 24, 2016 | Globe and Mail | Op-ed | Jeff Wells

A researcher in Manitoba's Boreal Forest holds a Connecticut Warbler that has been fitted with a geolocator.

Photo: Emily McKinnon

Many people know the tragic story of the Passenger Pigeon – a species that once numbered in the billions and darkened the skies on its migrations. That was before massive overharvesting finally ended the species’ time on Earth. The last one died in the Cincinnati Zoo in 1914.

That was just two years before what some consider the world’s first major environmentally focused treaty was signed – the Migratory Bird Convention between the U.S. and Canada....

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