Doctor No - Ian Fleming

‘That’s right, sir. But it wasn’t the Zoo. It was some people in America called the Audubon Society. They protect rare birds from extinction or something like that. Got on to our Ambassador in Washington, and the F.O. passed the buck to the Colonial Office. They shoved it on to us. Seems these bird people are pretty powerful in America. They even got an atom bombing range shifted on the West Coast because it interfered with some birds’ nests.’

M. snorted. ‘Damned thing called a Whooping Crane. Read about it in the papers.’

Ian Fleming - Dr No: James Bond 007