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Eagle Nature Foundation, Ltd.

300 East Hickory Street, Apple River, IL 61001

Phone: 815-594-2306 Fax: 815-594-2305 Web Site:

e-mail: Tax Exempt No. 36-4015400

For Immediate Release July 15, 2014

ENF Announces IBED Banquet Speaker

Apple River, IL) The Eagle Nature Foundation has just announced that the banquet speaker for the 2014 International Bald Eagle Days in Kansas City, MO on Oct. 10, 11 & 12, will be George Fenwick, President of the American Bird Conservancy in Plains, VA. Mr. Fenwick has served as President and CEO since ABC’s founding in 1994. Prior to that, he worked in a variety of capacities during 15 years with the Nature Conservancy, including Director of Science, and Chair of the Last Great Places Campaign Steering Committee. Fenwick received a Ph. D. in Pathobiology from Johns Hopkins University.

The American Bird Conservancy has just filed a law suit against the US Fish and Wildlife for them allowing wind farms to have a 30 year “take” permit for killing bald eagles. Normally such take permits are only granted on a 5-year basis, but F&W has agreed to grant 30 year permits to all wind farms. Some wind farms located in the Rocky Mountains are killing many golden eagles each year. If wind farms are located in the wrong place they could impact many bald eagles and ABC does not feel the bald eagle population is strong enough to withstand such killing of many birds each year. The birds are already under assault from lead, mercury, West Nile Virus, and many other chemicals getting into their the birds systems. One more assault, “wind farms”, added to this growing list may be just enough to send the population reeling once more back towards extinction,

Anyone interested in attending IBED and hearing Mr. Fenwick should contact the ENF office for a registration brochure. The Friday night program will be a panel discussion on the “Future of the Missouri River”. Throughout the day on Saturday different speakers from across the nation will present information on the bald eagle population in their own regions and the various threats that bald eagles face in their region of the continent. Sunday morning there will be a bus trip to Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge. To help people from the Midwest attend, ENF plans to take a tour bus from its office in Apple River to and back from Kansas City.

Information and prices may be found in a IBED brochure, which can be gotten by calling the office, 815-594-2306, or going to ENF’s website, The public is invited to participate in the Friday night program, the bald eagle paper sessions and banquet on Saturday, and the Sunday bus tour.

The registration deadline for anyone attending the banquet is Sept. 7, 2014.

For more information contact: Terrence N. Ingram, Exec. Director, Eagle Nature Foundation, 300 East Hickory St., Apple River, IL 61001 Phone 815-594-2306

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