National Geographic : 2008 Dec
PH0T0 J0URNAL I LINCOLN KARIM A hawk wears a numbered band applied by a wildlife rehabilitator to help study raptors. "I am strongly against banding," says Karim, noting the distress a bird endures during the process. "I wish people paid more attention to things we know are killing hawks, such as the prolifera tion of rat poison." Most New Yorkers are oblivious to the hawks gliding above them, says Karim. "They're hunched over cell phones or busy hailing cabs. But kids see them. That's why I always let them look through my lens at the nests and give them copies of my photos. Kids in the city today are my hope for the hawks' future."