S.C. Department of Natural Resources launches $2 million public-private fundraising project to protect threatened coastal birds

Coastal bird populations face multiple threats, including habitat loss and degradation, human disturbance, increased predation and sea level rise. In fact, their populations have declined by 70 percent during the last forty to sixty years. South Carolina is a critical link in preserving these birds; numerous species of nesting and migrating birds visit our coastline each year, including a remarkable 38 percent of all the nesting brown pelicans on the East Coast during summer and some of the largest colonies of skimmers and terns in the Southeast.

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