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The Future of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

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Photo of an ivory-billed woodpecker, taken in Lousiana's Singer Tract in 1935.

Photo of an ivory-billed woodpecker, taken in Lousiana's Singer Tract in 1935. Arthur A. Allen/David Allen hide caption

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Even before it disappeared in the 1940s, the ivory-billed woodpecker had near-mythical status. Christopher Joyce reports on what scientists are planning now that they believe they've rediscovered a species long thought extinct.

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