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Contact: Sue Moynihan, Chief Park Interpretater, 508-957-0738
Cape Cod means different things to different people. Most would agree, however, that the ocean and beach are quintessential to their experiences on this slender spit of land. Both habitats, as well as the wildlife that inhabit them, are featured in a new exhibit that will be on display at the Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham through August 2015. The exhibit was conceptualized and created by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), which is headquartered in Yarmouthport.
"Visitors are captivated by this exhibit," said Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent George Price. "It showcases in a most compelling way the Outer Cape's resources, the work of IFAW, and our common goals to protect animals and habitats." IFAW Vice President for Communications Erica Martin said, "Cape Cod is home to a stunning seashore and rich marine life. It is also home to IFAW's international headquarters and we are delighted to launch a new exhibition at the Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham where visitors and locals can learn more about our incredible environment and how to preserve it." The exhibit features large format images and information about endangered species, including whales and birds; seals; marine animal rescues; and habitats.
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) rescues and protects animals in more than 40 countries around the world and right here in our backyard in Massachusetts. Based on Cape Cod since 1977, IFAW has a special concern for the quality of life for animals and people on this fragile peninsula and for the protection of the coastal environment that surrounds us. Cape Cod National Seashore conserves 40 miles of pristine beaches, dunes, marshes, ponds and coastal forests that are home to magnificent wildlife. This exhibit conveys IFAW's and the national seashore's shared missions to preserve animals and habitats, and to enhance the public's understanding and enjoyment of them.
If You Go: Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at the intersection of Route 6 and Nauset Road in Eastham. The center is open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM and features a museum, theater, book and gift store, and expansive views of Salt Pond and Nauset Marsh. The Buttonbush Trail and Nauset Bicycle Trail are located here as well.