Conservation Halton is partnering with the Canadian Wildlife Service and Wildlife Preservation Canada to house and help stabilize the population of Eastern Loggerhead Shrikes and bring them back from the brink of extinction.
Eastern Loggerhead Shrikes are already extinct in Quebec and New Brunswick. Without intervention, this bird will no longer be found in the wild in Ontario.
Since 2009, only 35 pairs of Eastern Loggerhead Shrikes have been observed between Ontario and Manitoba.
Conservation Halton's captive breeding program can result in the release of an additional 30 to 80 young Eastern Loggerhead Shrikes every year. Currently, 100 young shrikes are released from captive breeding programs annually from all facilities in Canada.
This means that the Mountsberg program will increase the number of released captive-bred Shrikes by 30% to 80% on an annual basis. This is a very important contribution towards stabilizing the population.
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