The Harvard Museum of Natural History hopes their exhibit will remind visitors of the passenger pigeon's story and the lasting impact it has had on the…Read More »
modern conservation movement. The bird's demise helped inspire the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 that protected migratory birds from hunting without permit, and also lead the way for later legislation such as the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Less «
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Laura Poppick is a contributing writer for Live Science, with a focus on earth and environmental news. Laura has a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Laura has a good eye for finding fossils in unlikely places, will pull over to examine sedimentary layers in highway roadcuts, and has gone swimming in the Arctic Ocean.