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TIOF awards grant to treat injured birds

By Staff | Sep 25, 2019

JUDIE ZIMOMRA An osprey eating a fish at Lighthouse Beach on Sanibel.

The International Osprey Foundation recently set about re-organizing and appointing new board members, plus awarded a $3,000 grant to The Avian Conservation Center in South Carolina. The grant will allow the center to provide professional medical treatment for the roughly 30 injured ospreys that are admitted to the avian clinic annually and will help it to care for an additional 670 other sea birds and raptors each year. It will also help to educate over 40,000 students and individuals each year on the importance of ospreys and their conservation locally and globally. The grant will also allow the center to maintain and expand partnerships with industry professionals who utilize avian protection programs that prioritize the conservation of osprey nest sites amidst utility company operations. Applicants for a research grant may send requests to The International Osprey Foundation, P.O. Box 250, Sanibel, FL 33957, USA, marked “GRANT.” For more information about TIOF, email TIOF@outlook.com.