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Manomet Center for Conservation Science
Located in the Manomet section of Plymouth, this non-profit scientific research center is committed to maintaining, restoring, and protecting the diversity and abundance of wild species and natural system. Every Spring and Fall they band thousands of migrating birds and offer regular classes about Migratory bird species and habitat protection, For more information check their website: http://www.manomet.org

MassAudubonMassachusetts Audubon Society
Mass Audubon works to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife. Together with more than 100,000 members, they care for 32,000 acres of conservation land, provide educational programs for 200,000 children and adults annually, and advocate for sound environmental policies at local, state, and federal levels. Mass Audubon's mission and actions have expanded since their beginning in 1896 when their founders set out to stop the slaughter of birds for use on women's fashions.

Today they are the largest conservation organization in New England. Their statewide network of 43 wildlife sanctuaries welcomes visitors of all ages and serves as the base for their conservation, education, and advocacy work.
To learn more, call 800-AUDUBON (283-8266) or visit

Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program (NHESP)
Part of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife,
dfw the Program's highest priority is protecting the approximately 178 species of vertebrate and invertebrate animals and 264 species of native plants that are officially listed as Endangered, Threatened or of Special Concern in Massachusetts.

67 of these plant and animal species are found in Plymouth. Click here to download a copy of the current list of Massachusetts' protected rare species.

For more information about their program call 508-389-6360 or click here:

US Fish & Wildlife Service
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's mission is to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. Check their website for ongoing special programs, such as:

USFW• Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Pioneering Conservationist Rachel Carson
• International Migratory Bird Day 2007, and the coffee-habitat connection
• More than $7.2 Million for Endangered Species Conservation
• Bald Eagle Numbers Soaring.
To learn more click here

National Marine Sanctuary
The Gerry E. Studds Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary sits at the mouth of Massachusetts Bay. It is one of 14 sites in a system of ocean & Great Lakes areas designated as having special national significance.
Check their website for more information:
Click here to check out the latest Right Whale sightings:

The New England Chapter of The Wildlife Society
A non-profit scientific and educational organization serving professionals in all areas of wildlife conservation within the states of New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Their mission if to provide a forum for the interchange and discussion of information and issues pertinent to wildlife management and environmental concerns and other issues which may have an impact on wildlife. Click here to learn more


Many wild creatures depend on aquatic and wetland habitats for their survival. 

For more on Plymouth's water and wetlands, click here.


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