[audubon-news] FW: FORMER BIRDER'S WORLD EDITOR JOINS AUDUBON SCIENCE TEAM

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  • Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2003 16:17:48 -0500



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> FORMER BIRDER'S WORLD EDITOR JOINS AUDUBON SCIENCE TEAM
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> Greg Butcher Named New Director of Citizen Science
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> New York, NY, Tuesday, February 4, 2003 - Conservation biologist Greg
> Butcher has joined the National Audubon Society's Science Team as Director
> of Citizen Science, based at Science headquarters in Ivyland, PA.
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> "Given Greg's impressive background and his commitment to bird
> conservation, we couldn't have asked for a more appropriate candidate to
> direct our Citizen Science program," said Audubon Vice President of
> Science Frank Gill.  "We're looking forward to working with someone with
> so much enthusiasm for and understanding of Audubon's initiatives."
> 
> Butcher started his career at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as the
> Director of Bird Population Studies.  Among Butcher's other
> accomplishments at Cornell, he started Project FeederWatch, an annual
> survey of birds that visit feeders in winter.  As Executive Director of
> the American Birding Association from 1992 to 1998, Greg spearheaded the
> addition of education and conservation initiatives to the ABA program
> agenda. Under Butcher's leadership, the ABA's membership grew from 11,500
> to 20,000 in 5 years.
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> In recent years, Butcher served as editor of Birders World magazine and
> then as the Midwest Coordinator for Partners In Flight, an international
> coalition of federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations
> and corporations for the conservation of migratory land birds. 
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> Butcher earned his Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Washington and
> his BA in Zoology from Connecticut College.
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> Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the
> habitat that supports them.  Our national network of community-based
> nature centers and chapters, scientific and educational programs, and
> advocacy on behalf of areas sustaining important bird populations, engage
> millions of people of all ages and backgrounds in positive conservation
> experiences.
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> Kristy A. Wright
> Media Representative
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