March 7, 2014 4:22 PM

Brigitte Bowers: Falcons at UC Merced preserve an age-old relationship

Falconers saved the peregrine in the mid-1970s after DDT had almost wiped them out in the wild. Without falconers, scientists at institutions such as New York’s Cornell University would not have had any stock for their breeding programs, and without falconers, they might not have known how to raise the eyasses, or chicks, that their programs produced.

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