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In the late 1800s and early 1900s, demands by hat makers for plumage and restaurants for bird meat brought near extinction to coastal flocks. Efforts by T. Gilbert Pearson and others led to conservation laws that restored the birds by World War II.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Mar/Apr 1996, p20-23, il, por Periodical Website
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8069
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In 1881, at only eight years old, T. Gilbert Pearson traded his bird egg collection to Guilford College for tuition to attend preparatory school. He had seen mass killings of birds in Florida, which fueled his outrage at the practice of killing birds to obtain their plumage for the women's hat industry. In 1895, Pearson, along with the Women's Temperance Union of North Carolina, produced a leaflet urging women to stop buying hats adorned with bird feathers. His conviction never waned, and in 1902 he formed the North Carolina Audubon Society, which joined the cause. Pearson tirelessly lobbied the legislature, incurring much outside opposition and scorn, until 1903 when a bill was passed to give the Audubon Society power to appoint game wardens and collect fees from out-of-state sportsmen who came here to hunt. In 1911 the state took over the appointments and fees and outlawed market hunting completely. Before his death in 1943, Pearson helped enact several conservation laws and even claimed worldwide notoriety.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 53 Issue 4, Sept 1985, p9-10, 37, por
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25053
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T. Gilbert Pearson founded the North Carolina Audubon Society 100 years ago. Today the society remains focused on the goals Pearson set in place.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Spring 2003, p6-11, il, por Periodical Website
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25104
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T. Gilbert Pearson, an avid birder throughout much of his life, founded the Audubon Society of North Carolina in 1902. He also helped organize the National Association of Audubon Societies and pushed the first statewide game commission law in the Southeast through the North Carolina General Assembly. Pearson’s tireless efforts to preserve the bird population in North Carolina saved birds throughout the world.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 83 Issue 11, April 2016, p188-191, il, por Periodical Website
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9086
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Vinson discusses the career of Gilbert Pearson, one of North Carolina's and the nation's most effective wildlife conservationists.
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9551
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Taylor discusses the career of Gilbert Pearson, one of North Carolina's and the nation's most effective wildlife conservationists. He was the first man to achieve significant success in developing an effective program of wildlife protection for the state. He was also a leader in the fight to ban market and plume hunting which feathers widely used in women's hats.
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