Human intervention spurs recovery of endangered and threatened species

Osprey chick

KAREN KNIGHT / CAPE MAY COUNTY HERALD – Efforts to restore the natural habitats of endangered and threatened non-game species are showing signs of progress, according to experts who have been studying the patterns of ospreys, bald eagles, peregrine falcons, horseshoe crabs and other species that stop along the way or make their homes along the Delaware Bay in Cape May County.

However, the progress that has been made is not enough to restore these species to what conservationists would like to see.

In addition, the life or death of these species is an indicator of the health of the surrounding environment and could impact a growing economy across the county that saw tourists spending $6.6 billion last year …

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