2016 State of the Birds


It ain’t much better than the last one.  Check out the press release for the 2016 State of the Birds Report to see the gains and losses in conservation, and consider options for the future. (Complete and well-organized overview here.)

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Of 1154 species considered in the report covering Canada, the US, and Mexico, 432 are in urgent need of conservation action to avoid extinction.  FOUR HUNDRED and THIRTY TWO.

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To learn more about how we know that 432 species are in such danger, you can follow links to the Species Assessment Database and the specific methods used to determine vulnerability, all coordinated and subjected to peer-review through the North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI).

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The message and the needs are urgent, but not hopeless. The Migratory Bird Treaty Act illustrates what we can do with a solid commitment to conservation, and we can build on those successes.  Learn more here.

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