Wisconsin State Symbol of Peace: The Mourning Dove (Zenaidura macroura corolinensis linnaus)


The Wisconsin State Symbol of Peace is the Mourning Dove (Zenaidura macroura corolinensis linnaus).

Wisconsin State Symbol of Peace - The Mourning Dove (Zenaidura macroura corolinensis linnaus) - Various individuals and organizations concerned with conservation and wildlife long sought a protected status for the dove. Concluding an effort that stretched over a decade, the mourning dove was added as Wisconsin's official symbol of peace and removed from the statutory definition of game birds in 1971 by Wisconsin Laws, Chapter 129. However, an increase in the mourning dove population led to its reinstatement as a game bird in 2001 and loss of its protected status.


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