We are excited to announce the opening of a new exhibit, Time Flies: The quest to save birds of prey, in the Velma Morrison Interpretive Center at The Peregrine Fund’s World Center for Birds of Prey.
This timeline exhibit showcases the tremendous impact The Peregrine Fund has had on raptor species worldwide since Dr. Tom Cade founded the organization in 1970. Then, our focus was to save one species, the peregrine falcon. Now, 45 years later, our reach has expanded to more than 140 species of raptors throughout the world. We have been extremely successful: from removing the peregrine from the Endangered Species List in 1999, to helping communities preserve Fish Eagles in Madagascar, to breeding California Condors and releasing them back into Arizona skies.
One of the most important features of this timeline is actually invisible. At the end of the timeline is a marker for our 50th anniversary, 5 years from now, and a blank wall that extends beyond that. We left a lot of space to fill with new accomplishments, new discoveries, and new conservation heroes in the future. We feel it’s just as important to celebrate the future as it is to mark the past. This new exhibit helps us show visitors how passionate and dedicated people can make a difference in this world by saving raptors and their habitats. We hope that you will visit soon and walk through our history of raptor conservation.
Visitors to The Peregrine Fund’s World Center for Birds of Prey can experience this new exhibit beginning Tuesday, June 2, 2015. The World Center for Birds of Prey is open 10 am – 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday (closed Monday), last admittance at 4:15 pm, Interpretive Trail closes at 4:45 pm. Admission is $7 for general, $6 for seniors (age 62 +), $5 for youth (ages 4-16), free to members and children under age 4.
|Director of Community Engagement|