A June 5, 2020 article in Scientific American focused on the first annual Black Birders Week. Associate Editor, Andrea Thompson, interviewed the three co-founders who started this as an educational counterpoint to the recent racial incident in Central Park.
The three are all young and full of joy and enthusiasm for birds, the environment and wildlife. Corina Newsome is a birder and graduate student focusing on avian conservation at Georgia Southern Uni...
We began the New Year (some say the next decade, but that is a debate for another day) by facing a looming global pandemic. Panic set in and hoarding of cleaning supplies and groceries ensued. During the final weeks of winter and the start of the season often characterized as a time of rebirth and renewal, our economy nearly collapsed, unemployment skyrocketed, the country went on lockdown, and a staggering number of human lives were...
Freedom Center for
Wildlife, Inc. (FCW) is the proud home of North America’s oldest known captive
Harris’s Hawk at the current age of 34 years. Her name is Cheyenne and she
serves as an animal ambassador for not only her species, but for all wildlife,
and this is her story.
Cheyenne hatched in the
spring of 1985 at the World Bird Sanctuary in Missouri. She traveled across the
United States with several falconers over the years. There is no paper trail ...
This discussion draws heavily on “Plastic Pollution” by Hannah Ritchie and Max Roser, published September 2015 by “Our World in Data.” In their opening paragraph, Ritchie and Roser note that, “The first synthetic plastic - Bakelite - was produced in 1907;” and that formed the beginning of the plastics boom in the 1950’s, through 2015, “annual production … increased nearly 200-fold.” About 42% of plastics go into packaging and 19% into building construction...
According to the American Bird Conservancy (ABC), a federal study in 2014 found that “up to one billion birds die each year in the United States when they hit glass windows, walls, and other structures, making this threat one of the most costly to bird populations.” The study authors, Scott R. Loss, Sara S. Loss, and Peter P. Marra of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, and Tom Will of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, reviewed twenty-three p...
Join us at the 2019 Freedom Center for Wildlife Oktoberfest fundraiser!
Support a great cause while having fun, enjoying catering from Best of the Wurst, and meeting our animal ambassadors and team of volunteers!
Where:Flying Fish Brewing Company900 Kennedy Blvd.Somerdale, NJ 08083
When:October 11, 20196:00 to 9:00 p.m.
We will have FCW merchandise available for purchase and a silent auction. We will also be taking monetary donations and wish...
Freedom Center for Wildlife, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in April of 2006 to fill a need in the wildlife rehabilitation community. Our mission is to increase public knowledge and appreciation towards the conservation, protection and preservation of native New Jersey habitats and animals through rehabilitation, education, and research programs. Working out of a home-based garage, close to 100 animals were...
As another holiday season begins, we at Freedom Center wish to thank all of our supporters who have made a difference in the lives of animals across southern New Jersey. Without you, we would not be able to fulfill our mission and accomplish the work needed here in our area. A robin with a broken leg, a crow with a broken wing, a baby beaver separated from her parents in a flood-these are just a few of the challenges we faced this year. Their care and even...
Join us at the 2018 Freedom Center for Wildlife Oktoberfest fundraiser!
Flying Fish Brewing Company
900 Kennedy Blvd.
Somerdale, NJ 08083
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Support a great cause while having fun and meet our animal ambassadors and hardworking team of volunteers! The money raised during this fundraiser event will be used to repair our avian enclosures, which are suffering from wood-rot. We will have official FCW merchan