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Lifting the economy on hawks' wings

May 15, 2018

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A new Michigan State University study shows that America's smallest raptor, the American kestrel, can boost Michigan's -- and other fruit-growing states' -- bottom lines. It’s the first study ever to measure regional job creation due to native predators' regulating services. More kestrels, which dine on bugs, mammals and fruit-eating birds, means fewer pests, and the tiny hawk’s mere presence can produce measurable improvements.Full Story

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