Friday, October 14, 2005

IBWO Rediscovery Featured on "60 Minutes"

Exciting news! The CBS news magazine 60 Minutes is airing a special segment on the search for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker this weekend!

This year’s news of the amazing rediscovery of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, long-believed extinct, stunned birders, scientists, conservationists, and the general public around the world. The rediscovery efforts, led by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and The Nature Conservancy, continue to generate headlines. Now this story will be featured for a national television audience on CBS TV’s 60 Minutes.

In recent months, producers from the CBS television news magazine have been speaking with researchers from the Lab of Ornithology and conservationists from The Nature Conservancy, investigating the sightings and following the search for the ivory-bill. Featuring the veteran TV reporter Ed Bradley, the 60 Minutes segment will air this Sunday, October 16 at 7 pm on CBS TV stations. The news segment was shot on location in the Arkansas bayou where the ivory-bill has been sighted and in the acoustic analysis lab at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, NY. The show features the people of Brinkley, Arkansas, scientists and searchers from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and conservationists in Arkansas with The Nature Conservancy. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, The Nature Conservancy, the nation's leading conservation group, and the U.S. Fishand Wildlife Service formed the Big Woods Conservation Partnership in an effort to further document the magnificent bird and conserve its habitat and the habitat of other wildlife in the Southeastern region.

Be sure to tune in and get the story of the ivory-billed woodpecker’s rediscovery and of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology scientists, The Nature Conservancy conservationists, and the birders involved in this acclaimed rediscovery and recovery effort.

Incidentally, if you can burn this news report on a CD/DVD, send a copy to me!


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