The Eastern loggerhead shrike is endangered in Canada with fewer than 70 individuals living in two isolated areas of Ontario. Wildlife Preservation Canada's conservation-breeding program raises and releases young shrikes into the wild each year to boost the population.
We have been working to save this population of shrikes for over a decade. The conservation-breeding program was the first recovery program in the world that saw a captive-bred songbird return from migration and breed successfully on its own in the wild. Year by year, bird by bird, we are saving this species from disappearing from Canada.
Species recovery is a slow process that takes decades to see results. Wildlife Preservation Canada is proud to be part of a growing network of organizations that is committed to do everything we can, for as long as it takes, to save this majestic bird.
To learn more: wildlifepreservation.ca
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